Gatehouse Community

Gatehouse of Fleet has a thriving community with a wealth of activities and events throughout the year to suit most interests.

Gatehouse Community Council

Meetings of the Community Council take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Gatehouse Community Centre (unless otherwise stated).  Meetings are open to the public.  The minutes of past meetings are available on the Community Council page along with details of current Councillors and information on projects which the Council are currently engaged on.

The Gatehouse Development Initiative

The GDI meets on the last Wednesday of every other month in the Community Centre, at 7.30pm.  The Gatehouse Development Initiative exists for the benefit of the Gatehouse Community and provides a framework for the development of projects within the community.

The Mill on the Fleet

The Mill is a visitor and exhibition centre in the heart of the town based in one of the former Mill buildings.  As well as providing displays describing the history and heritage of Gatehouse and the Fleet Valley, the Mill runs a full programme of temporary exhibitions, provides the town's tourist information service in partnership with Visit Scotland, and hosts many events and activities throughout the year.

The Community Centre

The Community Centre has recently benefited from a major refurbishment programme and is used by many groups and clubs within the town.  It provides a venue for large events and rooms which can be booked for meetings and other activities.  The building included kitchen facilities.

The Gatehouse Gala

The Gala takes place every year at the end of July/beginning of August. (Gala Day, at the end of the week always falls on the first Saturday of August).

Clubs and Societies

The town has many sporting and social clubs to cater for most interests.

Churches

The Churches Together page provides full details of church service times and planned events.

Recent News

Gatehouse at heart of Dark Age kingdom of Rheged

Archaeologists Ronan Toolis and Christopher Bowles were in Gatehouse on Saturday 21st January to launch their new book The Lost Dark Age Kingdom of Rheged.  This major publication based  on the excavation led here in Gatehouse by Ronan and Chris in 2012, places Trusty's hill at the centre of a lost dark age kingdom.

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Help Wanted

Council cutbacks mean that there will be much less input from Dumfries & Galloway Council for planting schemes next year. One area of Gatehouse that will be particularly adversely affected is the Town Hall garden.

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Funding Award for Fun Outdoors

Fun Outdoors have received £721 funding from the Stewartry Area Committee for their project "Fun, Outdoor, Cooperation and Equality". This project will get children outdoors regularly to learn about cooperation, equality, children's rights, and peace.  The overall aims are to improve children's outdoor skills, interpersonal skills, confidence and connection to the natural world, in order to provide the best start in life for all our children.

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Woodside Garage

There is currently a petition in Spar and the Gatehouse Store regarding the state of the former Woodside Garage site. Gatehouse residents are still concerned about the poor state of the site and have asked local MP Richard Arkless to support a formal approach to Dumfries and Galloway Council to negotiate with the site owner to achieve improvements at this prominent site. If you feel that you wish to lend your support, please sign the petition as soon as possible.

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Original Anwoth War Memorial to be rededicated

The original Anwoth War Memorial has now been restored and placed in Gatehouse Parish Church alongside the other memorials from Anwoth Church.  The memorial will be rededicated at the Armistice Sunday service on 13 November.

 


Contact Us

If you have an event or activity taking place which you would like listed on the website contact us at contact@gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk.

The website is managed by the Gatehouse Development Initiative.  Contact us at GDI@gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk or phone 01557 814458.


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