News

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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We need your help

Help is needed to identify people and places in the McMurray collection of photographs dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century.

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Gatehouse-Folk website

Locals will be aware of a project by Graham and Margaret Wright to collect old school photographs and to annotate them with names. These have recently been added to a new history website: www.gatehouse-folk.org.uk which has been developed to make this sort of information publicly available.

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Wheels4Gatehouse - a new car club

The Gatehouse Development Initiative is currently looking into setting up a car club for Gatehouse. A car club is a community car rental scheme, available on your doorstep, run on a not-for–profit basis with any proceeds reinvested in the car club itself. You simply sign up as a member, which is free, book your car online and away you go.
If you need occasional access to a car but don't want all the hassle and cost of owning one, please read on…

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Special Places

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.  

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.

 

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.
 

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.  

Contact Us

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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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