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

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.

 

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.  

The Mill on the Fleet


The Mill on the Fleet is a restored Mill, once part of Gatehouse's main mill complex.  It is now a visitor and exhibition centre with a varied programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, as well as displays on the history and heritage of Gatehouse and the Fleet Valley.  The Mill also houses the Tourist Information Centre, the Riverside Café, a shop, and a bookshop. 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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