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  • Gatehouse School children start their dark ages project

    A bright frosty morning greeted pupils from the Primary 5/6 class as they made their way to Trusty's Hill on Monday 4th November accompanied by their teacher, National Scenic Area officer Anna Johnson, writer Liz Niven and ceramicist Andrew Adair. 

  • Trusty's Hill Interim Report

    During the summer volunteers from Gatehouse assisted with an excavation on Trusty’s Hill just outside Gatehouse. Many more took advantage of the daily guided tours of the site.  An interim report has been published and is available for download here.

  • History of Gatehouse goes on sale.

    The Gatehouse Adventure is a new publication describing the creation of the planned town of Gatehouse of Fleet.

  • National Scenic Area Volunteers Newsletter

    The NSA Volunteer newsletter is back with its usual reports on projects within the NSA and the diary of forthcoming dates.  The newsletter can be downloaded here.

Special Places

Cairnholy


Cairnholy
There are two burial sites at Cairnholy dating from Neolithic times, both very well preserved and commanding fine views over Wigtown Bay.  Cairnholy I is notable for the impressive facade, in front of which, archaeological evidence suggests, ceremonies took place.  More.  

The Bakehouse


The Bakehouse
Formerly a bakery, and still featuring the original oven, the Bakehouse in the High Street is an arts venue promoting the literary arts live.  Poetry readings and associated events take place most months.  More.  

Cairnholy II


Cairnholy II
One of a pair of well preserved Neolithic tombs in a spectacular location. More.  

Beaches


Fantastic Beaches
The tide goes out a long way across the Fleet Bay opening up huge expanses of sandy beach. Sandy bays are to be found at Cardoness, Mossyard, Sandgreen and Carrick.  More.  

The River Fleet


The River Fleet
There are pretty walks alongside the Fleet as it meanders down through the valley.  Bankside trees shade many favoured fishing pools. More.  

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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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