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  • Festival Aims to Bring More Sex, Music and Poetry to Rural Scotland

    Big Lit imports leading contemporary writers to darkest Dumfries and Galloway and provides a showcase for talent from the south west
    Booker nominee Michèle Roberts will be one of the main attractions at Big Lit when she runs a workshop on writing about sex.
    Organisers have today unveiled the programme for the four-day book festival in Gatehouse of Fleet from 16 to 19 April.

  • Secrets of Trusty's Hill revealed

    Archaeologists Ronan Toolis and Christopher Bowles will reveal the secrets of Trusty's Hill at a talk at 2 pm in the Community Centre, Gatehouse of Fleet on Saturday 6 April.
  • Cally Designed Landscape Project Bags Major Scottish Civic Prize

    At the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2011 a commendation was awarded to the Cally Designed Landscape Project, Gatehouse of Fleet.  The award, which is supported by the Scottish Government, was presented by Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs at a special ceremony on 15 March at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.

  • National Award for the National Scenic Area

    Dumfries and Galloway has won a national planning award for work in the region’s three National Scenic Areas (NSAs). Finance Secretary John Swinney presented the award to the NSA project for the community involvement in helping to conserve and enhance some of Scotland’s finest landscapes.

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 II


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

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.  

Cambret Moor


Cambret Moor
A stone circle consisting of a central stone and circle of 28 smaller boulders.  The interior of the circle was strewn with smaller cobble-sized stones. More.
 

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