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  • Fundraising talk at Kirkandrews Kirk

    Kirkcudbright is well known as the artists' town but over the last 150 years artists have painted across the Stewartry.  On Thursday 16th March, David Steel will be giving an illustrated talk entitled "Borgue in Scottish Art."  David will tell the story of the many artists, some famous, some less well known who have chosen the parish of Borgue as the subject for a wide variety of paintings.

  • 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

Clints


The Clints of Dromore
The Clints are a striking granite escarpment at the top of the valley, best visited from Scottish Natural Heritage's visitor centre at Dromore.  The Big Water of Fleet Viaduct is close by. 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.  

Carstamon Wood

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

 

The Bakehouse


The Bakehouse
Formerly a bakery, and still featuring the original oven, the Bakehouse in the High Street is an arts venue promoting the literary arts live.  Poetry readings and associated events take place most months.  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.  

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