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  • Memories weekend raises great interest

    Events in Gatehouse connected with the photograph collection of William McMurray raised great interest when they were displayed in the Community Centre. 

  • European project group visits Gatehouse

    A Grundtvig European Life Long Learning project group visited Gatehouse on 28 and 29 May to look at what the Gatehouse Development Initiative is doing to promote the local rural heritage.

  • Sunshine greets Trusty's hill Trainees

    The sun shone brightly as participants gathered at the Mill on the Fleet for the start of the Trusty's Hill Guided Walk Training Day organised as part of the All Our Stories Gatehouse of Fleet in the Dark Ages Project. 

  • Trusty's Hill Excavation

    Exciting finds shed light on Dark Ages Galloway.

  • Salty tales from the seashore!

    21 pupils aged between 7 and 9 years from Gatehouse Primary School have just celebrated the completion of their seashore project, with an artwork for the school which is a reminder of creative and busy learning days on the beach at Cardoness and in the classroom.

Special Places

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.  

Caerlaverock


Caerlaverock Castle
One of Scotland's greatest medieval castles - about an hour away, south of Dumfries.  Can be combined with a visit to Sweetheart Abbey, the New Abbey Cornmill, (both also Historic Scotland), Caerlaverock Bird Reserve, or The National Museum of Costume at New Abbey. 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.  

Bluebells


Bluebells
During the early summer the woodlands around Gatehouse are carpeted with bluebells.  Both Castramont and Cally Woods are particularly popular for viewing them. More.  

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.  

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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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