Memoria Projects

Les Murs de Cally

La Restauration des murs de Cally.

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The William McMurray Archive

Gatehouse postman William McMurray began taking photographs of Gatehouse people and places in the early years of the twentieth century. The Gatehouse Development Initiative is just beginning a project to copy the many glass plates which were deposited for safe keeping with the Stewartry Museum following his daughter’s death in 2012. We are very grateful to the family for allowing us to do this work. Here is a very small selection of his photographs.

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Trusty's Hill - All our Stories

An archaeological excavation in 2012 carried out by Guard Archaeology on behalf of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society at Trusty’s hillfort at Gatehouse suggests that he 6th century fort was a ‘royal’ site.  While the archaeologists will be preparing detailed academic reports, the Gatehouse Development Initiative would like to create a touristy resource which will strengthen the position of Gatehouse as a place of durable tourism.

 

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Dorothy L Sayers Anniversary Exhibition

It is 75 years since the celebrated author Dorothy L Sayers and her husband Mac Fleming came to Galloway. They first stayed at the Anwoth Hotel in Gatehouse of Fleet in 1928 and from 1929 rented a studio in The High Street, Kirkcudbright next door to the well-known artist Charles Oppenheimer. They got to know Galloway well, especially the artistic community in Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse, on which her detective novel The Five Red Herrings is based.

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