Gala & Festivals

Gatehouse Gala

Dates: Gala Week each year is a week of activities and events running from Sunday to Sunday with Gala Day itself falling on the first Saturday in August.

In 2015 Gala Week runs from Sunday 26th July to Sunday 2nd August.  Gala Day is Saturday 1st August.

Events include:

Pipe Bands, Country Dancing, Tours, Exhibitions, Concerts, Displays, Competitions, Discos, Music And Dancing, Fancy Dress Parade, Football, Mountain Biking, Fun Run, Picnics, Open Days, Torchlight Procession, And More...

Visit the official Gatehouse of Fleet Gala web site at:
www.gatehousegala.co.uk


Midsummer Music:  3-day festival over the midsummer weekend

 

Over a period of three days during the summer solstice, the Festival brings together young and old, amateur and professional, with a shared enthusiasm for the joy of live music either as performer or member of the audience.

The programme features both local talent and performers from further afield in the UK and internationally. As always, the programme is varied and talented, traditional and excitingly new, and we will be delighted if you can join us for this "high summer" of musical pleasure.

The weekend will comprise more than 20 concerts and events. Within the festival programme for adults there is a mix of: folk, jazz , pub sessions and much much more.

Visit the Music Festival Website at:

gatehousefestival.blogspot.co.uk

Special Places

The River Fleet


The River Fleet
There are pretty walks alongside the Fleet as it meanders down through the valley.  Bankside trees shade many favoured fishing pools. 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.  

Cambret Moor


Cambret Moor
A stone circle consisting of a central stone and circle of 28 smaller boulders.  The interior of the circle was strewn with smaller cobble-sized stones. 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.  

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.  


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