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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

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.  

Caerlaverock


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 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.  

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.  

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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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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