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  • Memoria project gets under way

    The Gatehouse Development Initiative is a partner in an exciting new Europe wide project with communities from 6 European countries.

  • Draft Local Development Plan Consultation

    The draft Local Development Plan for Gatehouse detailing the Council's recommendations for future development areas within the town and type of development are open for consultation. Responses need to be received by them by 9 March 2012.

  • Snowdrop Festival, Cally Woods

    The snowdrops in Cally Woods have appeared very early this year. No doubt it is all down to the unusually mild weather we have experienced over the past few months. They first appeared in the first week of January. The official Visit Scotland Snowdrop Festival starts on the first week of February so the early arrival this year illustrates how difficult it is for Visit Scotland to set a date for the start of the official festival, months in advance.  An interpretation board located at the Murray Centre, which is off the main drive to the Cally Hotel, through the imposing gate lodges, gives useful information and indicates where the large drifts can be found. Although there are some very large banks, the flowers are well distributed all over the woods.

    It is worth noting these other local areas where snowdrops can be seen.
    Kirkdale Estate, Carsluith, Newton Stewart
    Fleet Valley National Scenic Area, Gatehouse of Fleet
    Broughton House, Kirkcudbright

  • Orchard project takes root

    A project to create a community orchard in Gatehouse has moved ahead with the planting of 20 apple, pear cherry, plum and damson trees in Garries Park.

  • Go Gatehouse, Go Cally Woods

     

    Yes, it's that time of year again when the snowdrops burst through and remind us that Spring will soon be here again.

     

     

     

  • Snooker Club

    Gatehouse of Fleet Snooker Club opened its doors in the Community Centre in January with a full size snooker table and all supporting equipment. Memberships both annual and temporary are available to residents and visitors alike.  For further information phone 01557 815008.

Special Places

The Mill on the Fleet


The Mill on the Fleet is a restored Mill, once part of Gatehouse's main mill complex.  It is now a visitor and exhibition centre with a varied programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, as well as displays on the history and heritage of Gatehouse and the Fleet Valley.  The Mill also houses the Tourist Information Centre, the Riverside Café, a shop, and a bookshop. More.  

Dundrennan Abbey


Dundrennan Abbey
12th century Cistercian Abbey.  Beautiful fragments of a fine building in a pituresque location. Historic Scotland: Read 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.  

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.  

Clints


The Clints of Dromore
The Clints are a striking granite escarpment at the top of the valley, best visited from Scottish Natural Heritage's visitor centre at Dromore.  The Big Water of Fleet Viaduct is close by. More.  

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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