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  • Unique Gatehouse photographs on show at Mill on the Fleet

    A unique collection of old Gatehouse photographs are now on show in the Faed Gallery at the Mill on the Fleet. The photographs are the work of William McMurray who lived from 1882 to 1966 and had been hidden from view for over 50 years.

    The McMurray collection of photographs covers the period from the 1890s to the 1920s.

  • The Future of Galloway's Landscapes

    The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS), the charity which promotes the care of all of Scotland’s rural landscapes, is holding a Members’ Day on Saturday 23 August in Gatehouse of Fleet, in association with the Galloway Preservation Society (GPS).

  • Council wants your views on Garries Wood future

    Dumfries and Galloway Council is reviewing the arrangements for the management of Garries Wood and Port Macadam Wood at Gatehouse.  The Council wants to hear from as many people as possible about the future of these woods. 

  • Resurfacing of the High Street

    We have now finalised plans for the traffic management required for the resurfacing of High Street, Gatehouse during week commencing 9th September.
    The resurfacing will extend from the Ann Street junction to the Old Brewery access (just below Galloway Country Style/Post Office).
    It will be necessary to close the High Street to vehicular traffic from  Mon 9th Sept to Thurs 12th Sept from 8am – 6pm each day.
  • Gatehouse Growing Green

    A new group in Gatehouse hopes to join a growing number of communities around Britain and overseas who are making use of underused areas of their communities and public spaces to grow their own food.  Incredible Edible Gatehouse is based on a model pioneered by Todmorden, a town in West Yorkshire, which in 2008 started what has become the Incredible Edible movement. 

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.  

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.  

Carstamon Wood

Carstramon Wood
Around the Doon of Carstramon at the top of Carstramon Wood are many ancient beech trees.  Climbing heaven! More.

 

Cairnholy II


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

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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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