News

Gatehouse at heart of Dark Age kingdom of Rheged

Archaeologists Ronan Toolis and Christopher Bowles were in Gatehouse on Saturday 21st January to launch their new book The Lost Dark Age Kingdom of Rheged.  This major publication based  on the excavation led here in Gatehouse by Ronan and Chris in 2012, places Trusty's hill at the centre of a lost dark age kingdom.

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Help Wanted

Council cutbacks mean that there will be much less input from Dumfries & Galloway Council for planting schemes next year. One area of Gatehouse that will be particularly adversely affected is the Town Hall garden.

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Funding Award for Fun Outdoors

Fun Outdoors have received £721 funding from the Stewartry Area Committee for their project "Fun, Outdoor, Cooperation and Equality". This project will get children outdoors regularly to learn about cooperation, equality, children's rights, and peace.  The overall aims are to improve children's outdoor skills, interpersonal skills, confidence and connection to the natural world, in order to provide the best start in life for all our children.

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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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Special Places

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.  

Cairnholy II


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

Carstamon Wood

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

 

Beaches


Fantastic Beaches
The tide goes out a long way across the Fleet Bay opening up huge expanses of sandy beach. Sandy bays are to be found at Cardoness, Mossyard, Sandgreen and Carrick.  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.  

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