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  • European heritage project to visit Gatehouse

    Partners in a new European heritage project will be visiting Gatehouse in May.

  • A’ aboot the history o’ oor wee toon

    Do you know where Rosie the elephant was buried in Gatehouse?

    Or how firemen in the olden days could tell whether you had paid your building insurance?

    The answer to these questions and many more are contained in a fantastic new guide to Gatehouse of Fleet which won the Stewartry cup for the best exhibit at the recent Scottish Family History Society Homecoming Exhibition.

  • Japanese Knotweed Control Programme

    A number of years ago two local residents raised the problem of Japanese Knotweed colonising some large areas of ground especially along the riverbanks. They produced a small leaflet, available in the local library, describing its appearance and the problems it could cause. In 2002 Gatehouse Development Initiative mapped the areas of Knotweed in Council ownership.

  • Forest Chief Visits Gatehouse

    Tim Rollinson Director General of the Forestry Commission visited the Cally Woods on Tuesday 22 September to see for himself the work being done by the Gatehouse community in partnership with the Forestry Commission to enhance the woods for visitors and locals alike.

  • Cally Old School House

    Does anyone have a memory of the Old School House at Cally Lake, or better still a photograph?  If so we would like to hear from you.

  • Big Lottery Chief sees progress on Cally Boundaries Project.

    Dharmendra Kanani, director of the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland stopped at Cally gates to day to see progress on the Cally Boundaries project.

  • Norman's shed goes global

    A Gatehouse photographer's images of his old garden shed is receiving world-wide attention.

    In 2007 Gatehouse photographer Norman Taylor, who thought he would never be able to use a camera again because of his failing eyesight discovered the potential of digital photography.  Ever since he has been taking photographs of his garden shed.  First seen at the Mill on the Fleet in Gatehouse, Norman's striking work is now on display in Edinburgh.

Special Places

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.  

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.  

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 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.  

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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