• World War 1 Exhibition opens in Gatehouse

    A fascinating exhibition on Gatehouse of Fleet in World War 1 has opened in the Mill on the Fleet.

  • Trusty's Hill information panels go on display

    A series of information panels describing the recent successful archaeological dig at Trusty's Hill, Gatehouse are now on display at the Mill on the Fleet. The information panels which set the dig, which took place at Trusty's Hill in May 2012, in their wider historical context, show the importance of this site and reveal the significance of the finds made during the course of the excavation work. 

  • Blind Photographer Norman Taylor talks about his photography

    A new video with blind photographer Norman Taylor talking about his life, photographic exhibitions, loss of sight and his current ‘Flower Power’ display at the Mill on the Fleet in Gatehouse.

  • First in Scotland

    Gatehouse of Fleet is celebrating being part of the first biosphere in Scotland.  The United Nations decision to give biosphere status to an area of outstanding natural beauty and environmental importance centred on the Galloway hills places Galloway alongside Hawaii, Mount Olympus and Ayers Rock as a world class environment.

Special Places


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.  


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


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 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.  

Cairnholy II

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

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