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 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.  

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.  

Carstamon Wood

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

 

Dundrennan Abbey


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


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