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  • Bringing Sandy Inglis home

    John Faed’s well known paintings Rabbit Catches, is set to return to the Stewartry. Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1867, the model for the rabbit catcher was Sandy Inglis, who lived in Neilson Square, Gatehouse.

  • A new website for The Bunker

    The Gatehouse Bunker website front pageTGB-Gatehouse (The Gatehouse Bunker) has launched its new website which will have regular updates on events and opportunities through the group.

  • Gatehouse Development Initiative wins Rural Innovator Award.

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

  • Scottish Rural Parliament Rural Innovator Award

    The GDI has been nominated for a Scottish Rural Parliament Rural Innovator Award

    The Gatehouse Development Initiative takes a holistic approach to rural development.  The protection, conservation and promotion of the natural heritage of the Fleet Valley is combined with initiatives to adapt to environmental change through use of alternative energy, making community buildings energy efficient, offering training and building community capacity.

    The winner will be the group which receives the most votes via the online poll and via Facebook.

    To read more about the awards see:www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/awards

    Or on Facebook see: www.facebook.com/scottishruralparliament

  • 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

Dundrennan Abbey


Dundrennan Abbey
12th century Cistercian Abbey.  Beautiful fragments of a fine building in a pituresque location. 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.  

Bluebells


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

Carstamon Wood

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