• 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

Cairnholy II

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


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.

Cardoness Shore

Cardoness Shore
As the tide goes out the many rocky islets are gradually uncovered around the edge of the shore, excellent for rockpooling. 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.  

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