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BIG LIT: The Stewartry Book Festival is only a few days away. April 20 – 23 Brochures are out. Tickets are available either online www.biglit.org for our full programme, or at Franca Bruno’s shop in Gatehouse of Fleet. The Franca Bruno Shop Tel: 07803 228497 / 07707 686109
New signs have been erected at the entrances to Gatehouse declaring that we are a Biosphere community.
Gatehouse of Fleet is a proud supporter of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. A Biosphere is a special designation awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to areas renowned for their special environments which are valued by local people.
Little Boreland is the white 18th century house perched picturesquely above the road to Cardoness Castle from Gatehouse of Fleet.
This booklet traces the history of the property from 1780 when the farmhouse, outbuildings and drystone dykes were erected by the Cally Estate, owners till 1931. It tells the story of the various people who have lived there, brought to life by numerous illustrations.
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.
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.