News

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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ITV's Border Life tells the story of the McMurray photographs

Thanks to ITV's Border Life the story of William McMurray and his photographic collection has been brought to homes across the Borders TV area.

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Special Places

Dundrennan Abbey


Dundrennan Abbey
12th century Cistercian Abbey.  Beautiful fragments of a fine building in a pituresque location. Historic Scotland: Read more.  

Cairnholy II


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

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.  

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.
 

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