News

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

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.  

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.
 

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.  

Cairnholy


Cairnholy
There are two burial sites at Cairnholy dating from Neolithic times, both very well preserved and commanding fine views over Wigtown Bay.  Cairnholy I is notable for the impressive facade, in front of which, archaeological evidence suggests, ceremonies took place.  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.  

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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