Day of the Region

The Day of the Region promotion is a celebration of communities, already well established in some European countries - particularly Holland and Germany.  The idea is being piloted this year in Scotland by Gatehouse and four other Galloway communities, with Leader funding.  The actual Day of the Region is in fact a weekend, and here as in Europe it will take place on the first weekend in October.

The main object of the exercise is for communities to 'appreciate better' what they have got going for them, to encourage people to get involved in community activities of one kind or another, and to promote community 'wellbeing'.

Day of the Region in Gatehouse is being led/coordinated by the Community Council and GDI, but it is for the community itself - clubs, societies, individuals to use the opportunity to get involved.  A programme of activities running through the year is already being developed.  The project is open to evolving as the year goes along, leading up to the Day of the Region weekend.

 

Programme of Events

A full programme of events is planned to run throughout this first pilot year.  Click here to see what's on ...