News

Woodside Garage

There is currently a petition in Spar and the Gatehouse Store regarding the state of the former Woodside Garage site. Gatehouse residents are still concerned about the poor state of the site and have asked local MP Richard Arkless to support a formal approach to Dumfries and Galloway Council to negotiate with the site owner to achieve improvements at this prominent site. If you feel that you wish to lend your support, please sign the petition as soon as possible.

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Original Anwoth War Memorial to be rededicated

The original Anwoth War Memorial has now been restored and placed in Gatehouse Parish Church alongside the other memorials from Anwoth Church.  The memorial will be rededicated at the Armistice Sunday service on 13 November.

Training days mark end of Cally Walls 2015 project

Thanks to the generous grant of £3790 from the Post Code Community Trust and support from the Forestry Commission, Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Gatehouse Development Initiative, the whole section of wall between Enrick farm and the A75 has now been repaired.  

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Gatehouse wins Bags of Help award

The Gatehouse Development Initiative is delighted to have been awarded funding by the Tesco Bags of Help initiative for its Cally Woods and Deer Park project.  We will use this funding to restore walls in the beautiful Cally Woods and Deer Park at Gatehouse of Fleet, making the woods a great place to visit.

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Wall project is under way

Work has begun on a project which will see the restoration of the final section of boundary wall on the approach to Gatehouse.  When it is finished this wall will stand out on the approach to Gatehouse behind Enrick farm.

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Bringing Sandy Inglis home

John Faed’s well known paintings Rabbit Catches, is set to return to the Stewartry. Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1867, the model for the rabbit catcher was Sandy Inglis, who lived in Neilson Square, Gatehouse.

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A new website for The Bunker

The Gatehouse Bunker website front pageTGB-Gatehouse (The Gatehouse Bunker) has launched its new website which will have regular updates on events and opportunities through the group.

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Community Survey

The Community Council organised a survey of residents in February this year to guage opinion on a range of community topics and to seek suggestions and ideas to make Gatehouse better.  600 surveys were distributed and there were 58 replies with a good mix of views and suggestions. The resilts are available here as a pdf download.


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First World War book now available online

Those from Gatehouse and District who Served in World War 1, compiled by Margaret Wright is a new 186 page book recording the people connected with Gatehouse of Fleet who served in the First World War.   The book accompanies the exhibition Gatehouse Folk in the Great War which will continue in the Mill on the Fleet Exhibition Centre till the end of October.

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