Businesses in and around the town

If you need to contact any of the businesses in Gatehouse of Fleet please remember to mention that you saw them on the Gatehouse of Fleet web site!




 The Book and Art Shop

Watercolours, oil paintings, etchings and prints. Specialising mainly in the 1920s and 1930s. Secondhand and antiquarian books.
15 High Street, Gatehouse DG7 2HR
Phone: (01557) 814506

Cocketts Beds Mattresses made for you.  "New to Galloway"   
Mattresses and Beds for all Budgets.  Odd sizes and shapes a speciality.  07706 226 924    01556 288 732  Call or email for personal attention and we are always happy to visit you to discuss your mattress needs.  Workshop behind Wilkies in Castle Douglas.

Galloway Kilts
Traditional kiltmaker based in The Kiosk in the main carpark in Gatehouse.  Information and advice.  Accessories.  Visitors welcome.

Cally Gardens - Specialist perennial plant nursery within an 18th century walled garden.

Cree Landscapes Ltd.
Under new management: For all of your gardening needs        
Routine maintenance of lawns and hedges. Installation  of  paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences and general landscaping.
01557 840327

Cream O' Galloway
Home-made ice cream, restaurant, nature and play trails, wild life and picnic sites. Very popular with families.
Phone: (01557) 814040

Garvellan Books
The Bookshop in the Mill on the Fleet.  New and secondhand books.
Web: Garvellan Books

Furniture by Sue "New to Galloway"  
Leather chesterfields and upholstery, leather repairs a speciality. Please call 07426 110 576 or 07706 226 924   Call or email for personal attention and we are always happy to visit you to discuss your upholstery needs.  Workshop behind Wilkies in Castle Douglas.

The Potting Shed
Phone: (01557) 815033

Fleet Health & Safety
Based in Gatehouse of Fleet. Simple solutions for all your health and safety requirements. We offer practical and easy to understand advice.
Phone: (01557) 335067 or 07872 960120

Fleet Gallery
The gift shop with a difference!
7-9 Fleet Street, DG7 2JT
Phone: (01557) 814228

The Franca Bruno Company
Unit 1, Fleetside Enterprise Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2JY Jewellery Shop: Rutherford Hall, High Street, Gatehouse.
Designer using beads and semi-precious stones, tartan beads, Celtic bridal jewellery, commissions and repairs, restringing/knotting necklaces etc. also proprietors of The Victorian Ring Box Company, a range of unique ring boxes based on victorian ring box designs.
Phone: (01557) 814466
Fax (01557) 814054

Online Shop: The Franca Bruno Shop

Galloway Kilts
Traditional kiltmaker.  Handmade kilts - made to measure - tartans and accessories.
Based in the Kiosk in the main car park in Gatehouse.

Phone: (01557) 814048

Galloway Eco Store
Providing information, inspiration and a sustainable approach to our planet & the people on it. Find out more about going green and purchase products that are eco friendly. Online shop includes ethical, Fairtrade, eco friendly, organic & renewable energy products.

Galloway Lodge Preserves

We are a family run company in Gatehouse-of-Fleet in the heart of Galloway, devoted to making delicious marmalades, jams, chutneys, jellies and mustard for over 30 years.Galloway Lodge Preserves is the home of the world famous Poacher's Pickle® one of our most popular products. Phone: (01557) 814007


the Gatehouse of Fleet Artist Co-op was started in February 2007 to showcase the work of artists in this small but creative community in south west Scotland. The Co-op currently represents six artists; five painters and one maker. Visit the website here.

Laggan Outdoor
Laggan Outdoor is an outdoor activity centre just 4 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet.  Offering something for all the family, you can choose from Segway tours, Clay Pigeon Shooting & Archery, to Jeep driving, Mountain Boarding & Mountain Balling.  Booking is essential and the centre is open all year round.

The Mill on the Fleet
Phone: (01557) 814099

Norman Taylor Photography
Laundry Cottage, Cally Woods, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas DG7 2DJ

Richard Brinley
Gatehouse painter Richard Brinley specialises in oil paintings of the landscape around Gatehouse. A selection of work can be viewed on his website or by appointment at his studio. Laurelbank Gallery, 77 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS
Tel 01557 814442.

providing a wide range of groceries and newspapers.
Phone: (01557) 815050

Boots the Chemist
Phone: (01557) 814210

ThirtyFour Salon
Phone: (01557) 814326

Williamson & Henry
Solicitors and Estate Agents - open on Tuesdays.
Phone: (01557) 814293
Main office in Kirkcudbright:
Phone: (01557) 330692

Bracken Wood
For information about the Bracken Wood housing development.

Services & Amenities

Tourist Information Centre
open Easter until 31st October.
Mill on the Fleet
Phone: (01557) 814099

Doctors Surgery
Phone: (01557) 814437

The Bank of Scotland,
open three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Phone: (01557) 814347

Post Office
(also sells stationary, cards and toys).
Phone: (01557) 814201

Veterinary Surgeon:
Jessiman and Moore, Kirkcudbright.
Phone: (01557) 330632

Gatehouse of Fleet Library
is run by the Dumfries and Galloway Library Service, has a good selection of books, and can obtain most books not held in Gatehouse.
Phone: (01557) 814646

Above the library is the office of the Gatehouse Chartered Accountant, Mr A. J. Innes.
Phone: (01557) 815060


Visit Gatehouse Churches for further information.  Click here.

Recent News

Rutherford monument funding appeal

Will you help save the Rutherford monument?

The Rutherford monument at Gatehouse of Fleet is in urgent need of repair.  The top of the monument has become dislodged and if it is not restored soon it will collapse.  Erected by public subscription in 1842 the Rutherford monument commemorates the life and work of Samuel Rutherford the leading Scottish divine who was Minister at Anwoth between 1627 and 1639 before going on to become Professor of Divinity at St Andrews University and later Principal of St Mary’s College at the University. 

Rutherford’s great work Lex Rex was an attack on absolute monarchy, demanding that rulers should be subject to the law.  His work had a significant influence on the framers of the constitution of the United States of America.

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Big hearted gardeners brave the rain

Heavy rain did not worry Gatehouse's Nurture in Nature group, who came well prepared to plant out begonias at the Town Hall garden.  A group of five small children and their parents, later joined by others eagerly set to work and planted out two big boxes of begonias, which had been kindly donated by Dumfries and Galloway council.  

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Restoring the Town Hall garden

A grant of £200 awarded to the Gatehouse Development Initiative will help restore the Town Hall garden, which the Local Authority is no longer able to maintain.  With the Council’s agreement volunteers have already begun to restore this garden which is much loved by visitors and locals alike.  This activity is part of the Volunteering Matters Action Earth campaign which is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

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Tesco Bags of Help - Fun Outdoors needs your support

Fun Outdoors is an inspirational after-school group for children of primary school age in Gatehouse of Fleet in which children learn many basic skills like starting fires, campfire cooking, building shelters, whittling, safe tool use, using maps, arts and crafts, whilst playing games and having fun. Many (if not most) of the primary school aged children in Gatehouse have benefited from this group over the last 4 years.

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Newton Stewart Walking Festival kicks off with walk through Cally Woods

A beautiful  sunny day greeted  festival walkers as they set off for a walk through a thousand years of history.  With the scent of bluebells strong in the air, the walkers visited the Cally Motte before going onto the Temple and then heading for Cally via the sunken dyke.  The walkers made their way to the Mill on the Fleet by way of the old school, where they were able to enjoy a welcome drink before heading back to Newton Stewart on the bus.

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