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  • Gatehouse Post Office move

    A Public Consultation on moving the Gatehouse Post Office opened today 11th November and will close on 23 December.  The plan is to relocate the Post Office from Galloway Lodge to The Gatehouse Store in the High Street. 

  • Another chance to vote for Gatehouse

    On Thursday 6th November the Gatehouse Development Initiative and the other Rural Innovator Award winners will be presenting their projects to the Scottish Rural Parliament.  As soon as the presentations have finished voting will open to chose the overall winner.  The voting will close at 5pm on Friday 7th, so there is very little time to vote.  It would be great if Gatehouse could win, so please vote for us on Thursday evening or Friday at www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/awards

  • Gatehouse School children start their dark ages project

    A bright frosty morning greeted pupils from the Primary 5/6 class as they made their way to Trusty's Hill on Monday 4th November accompanied by their teacher, National Scenic Area officer Anna Johnson, writer Liz Niven and ceramicist Andrew Adair. 

  • Trusty's Hill Interim Report

    During the summer volunteers from Gatehouse assisted with an excavation on Trusty’s Hill just outside Gatehouse. Many more took advantage of the daily guided tours of the site.  An interim report has been published and is available for download here.

  • History of Gatehouse goes on sale.

    The Gatehouse Adventure is a new publication describing the creation of the planned town of Gatehouse of Fleet.

  • National Scenic Area Volunteers Newsletter

    The NSA Volunteer newsletter is back with its usual reports on projects within the NSA and the diary of forthcoming dates.  The newsletter can be downloaded here.

Special Places

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.  

Cairnholy II


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

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.  

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.  

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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