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Connecting Cairnsmore

A new project called ‘Connecting Cairnsmore’ has launched and will include a series of guided walks and talks focussing on the wonderful wild space of Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve. Set over four Saturdays in October, you are warmly invited to join a series of local experts to explore this highly important National Nature Reserve, one of the core areas of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere.  Free tickets to take part can be booked via the link below.

Gatehouse Horticultural Show

Gatehouse Horticultural Society held its annual show on Saturday 27th August, after missing the last two years. It was held, as usual, in the Community Centre and proved to be a very successful and enjoyable day. It was great to see more new residents entering the many different classes available to them (some even winning prizes), along with the usual exhibitors who come along and make a great effort every year. The show seems to be a great opportunity for all ages to catch up with folk they haven’t seen for a while, especially this year, and to have a chat and laugh while walking around and admiring the many exhibits on display. 

Ecomanagement, yesterday's knowledge, tomorrow's know-how

Over the last two years the Gatehouse the Gatehouse Development Initiative has been working with partners from across Europe on a project designed to transfer rural skills from one generation to the next.  It is an Erasmus+ project called Eco-management, yesterday's knowledge, tomorrow's know-how.  On Wednesday 25th September the GDI will be presenting the results of the project at a seminar in the Mill on the Fleet at 10am. 

Gatehouse Horticultural Show 2019

Gatehouse Horticultural Society held its annual show on Saturday 31st August. It was held, as usual in the Community Centre and proved to be a very successful day, which was surprising after the wild weather the previous two days. It was great to see more new residents entering the many different classes available to them (some even winning prizes), along with the usual exhibitors who come along and make a great effort every year. The show seems to be a great opportunity for all ages to catch up with folk they haven’t seen for a while, and to have a chat and laugh while walking around and admiring the many exhibits on display.

Restoration work completed

The scaffolding surrounding the Rutherford monument has been taken down, the security fencing removed  and the last of the pointing at the foot of the monument finished.  The monument is now restored to its former glory.
 
To celebrate the restoration of the monument there will be a talk in the Mill on the Fleet on 26th October by Professor John Coffey of Leicester University.  In the meantime the Gatehouse Development Initiative will be preparing an information board on Samuel Rutherford and the monument which will be placed in the Mill on the Fleet and we will also be producing a trail leaflet.

Gatehouse Horticultural Show 2017

Gatehouse Horticultural Society 2017 Annual Show held on Saturday 26th August at Gatehouse Community Centre

Well what a show, a great turnout with lots of entries and new, and not so new, faces who came along with a great collection of exhibits.

The show was opened by the President Joe Proudlock who introduced Sara-Leigh Cain in his usual entertaining way, Sara-Leigh presented the trophies to the winners and thanked everyone for coming along and taking part. A strong emphasis on working together as a community was made by Sara-Leigh to keep the vibrancy of Gatehouse going.