• Gatehouse Development Initiative wins Rural Innovator Award.

    Gatehouse Development Initiative delighted to win a Scottish Rural Parliament Rural Innovator Award.

  • Gatehouse of Fleet Community Council: Special General Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Community Council is to take place on 8th November 2011 at 7pm in the Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre to which all those who are on the electoral role for the Community Council area are invited to attend and vote.

  • Day of the Region

    From the Community Fayre in the Spring to the Day of the Region weekend, community groups have organised over 25 different Day of the Region events in Gatehouse.

  • Short film reviews a year spent reducing carbon in Gatehouse

    Between March 2010 and March 2011, Gatehouse of Fleet engaged in a carbon reduction project supported by the Climate Challenge Fund.  The objective was to raise awareness of carbon and energy related issues within the town and encourage good practice.

    A small team surveyed houses in the town and advised on improvements and grants available.  Events were held involving many groups in the community, and working with the primary school and other youth groups the town's young people were drawn into the project.

    Two teenagers, Grace King and Grace Macpherson, working with the project and the town's YMCA Drop-in Centre were given a camera and asked to record some of what happened ...


Special Places

Cairnholy II

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

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.  

Carsluith Castle

Carsluith Castle
Another local castle to the west of Gatehouse, a 16th century towerhouse, very well preserved and in the care of Historic Scotland. 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.  

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