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  • Have your say on the future of Cairnsmore National Nature Reserve

    Cairnsmore National Nature Reserve (NNR) is a nationally important upland site at the core of  the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire biosphere.

    Scottsih Natural Heritage are looking for ideas and comments on the future of the reserve.  In particular they would welcome ideas on how they can  improve visitors' experience of the reserve and how they can engage better with the local communities.

  • Cricket Club Shortlisted for Award

    The Cricket Club has been shortlisted for an award. It needs your votes to win. Although it is the Galloway Cricket Club, it is based in Gatehouse and has been doing great work to get young people involved in the sport. Follow the link below to vote ... and please share.
    https://www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk/submission/galloway-cricket-club-pavilion
    Galloway Cricket club provides structured sports activities for young people in an area where there are very few facilities. The club works with all age groups, boys and girls. Unfortunately the club pavilion is in such bad condition, it may have to be demolished.

  • Gatehouse Development Initiative signs up to Biosphere Charter

    The Gatehouse Development Initiative is a keen supporter of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and hopes that, over time, the existence of the Biosphere will help to encourage sustainable development across South West Scotland.  Biospheres are recognised by UNESCO and the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is the only Biosphere in Scotland, so this provides are real opportunity for communities within the Biosphere to benefit from association with this internationally recognised designation.

  • Author encourages literature lovers to come to Stewartry Book Festival

    Stewartry author Karen Campbell will be speaking on home ground for the first time about her new novel Rise at this month’s Big Lit book festival.

    The book has been attracting extensive interest since its publication less than a month ago – in part because it taps into Scotland’s fascination about what the referendum revealed about the country and its people.

  • Full house for Trusty’s Hill talk

    There was not a spare seat available when over 130 people packed into the Community Centre to hear the latest about the Trusty’s Hill excavation.

Special Places

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.  

Beaches


Fantastic Beaches
The tide goes out a long way across the Fleet Bay opening up huge expanses of sandy beach. Sandy bays are to be found at Cardoness, Mossyard, Sandgreen and Carrick.  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.  

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.  

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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