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


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Recent News

Fundraising talk at Kirkandrews Kirk

Kirkcudbright is well known as the artists' town but over the last 150 years artists have painted across the Stewartry.  On Thursday 16th March, David Steel will be giving an illustrated talk entitled "Borgue in Scottish Art."  David will tell the story of the many artists, some famous, some less well known who have chosen the parish of Borgue as the subject for a wide variety of paintings.

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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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