George McMurdo, Tenant of Enrick, Cally Estate 1758-1787

 

Tuesday 16th August 2pm Faed Gallery

Travel into the world of Gatehouse in the 18th century with historian Frances Wilkins who will give a talk on George McMurdo who farmed at Enrick outside Gatehouse in the second half of the eighteenth century. A tenant of James Murray who built Gatehouse, McMurdo had a varied life which also took him to Virginia to work in the tobacco trade before returning to Scotland. McMurdo will be the subject of a new exhibition at the Mill next season.


Admission Free

 

Galloway’s Red Squirrels - how can we save them?

Wednesday 12 October 2016 :  7.30pm

Dr Peter Garson

Convenor of the Gatehouse Red Squirrel Group


admission free - no ticket required  |  refreshments


Photo: Richard Potts

Murray and Fearchara: The Firelight Show

Saturday 15th April
7.30pm


Delighted to be welcoming back Murray the Magician to the Mill with his amazing new show.

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Event : Big Bike Revival

Saturday 17th June

9.30am-12.30pm   

Join us for the launch of new Gatehouse bike project:

Wheels of Fleet

as part of our Big Bike Revival event.
The day will include ...

  • Dr Bike SessionsuLed Bike Rides
  • Launch of Wheels of Fleet
  • RefreshmentsuMusic
  • Puncture Repair Kits to give away
  • Bike Road Maps and more ...
  • Do come and join us.

Big Lit 2016 : 14th-17th April

2016 is the 10th Anniversary of Gatehouse literary venue, The Bakehouse, which runs BIG LIT. Big Lit, the Stewartry Book Festival has gone from strength to strength since it began as part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival in 2011. This year it has grown even bigger, with the expansion of activities for young people. So whether you have small children underfoot, are an Archer’s fan, enjoy the work of Jane Austen, love the combination of music and poetry, are into contemporary writing or writing from other generations and cultures, are interested in installation or  exhibition  – there will  be something in this year’s BIG LIT programme you can enjoy.  The Mill is the main venue for most of the events, but other events are happening around town as well as ad hoc unprogrammed entertainement from guerilla poets to buskers.  A lively weekend in Gatehouse is guaranteed.  Check out the Big Lit website for full details.

Mill Events

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Bats - An Illustrated Talk and Guided Walk

Friday 29th July : 8pm

Join Dumfries and Galloway Bat Group for an illustrated talk about bats, followed by a leisurely bat walk at the Mill and in the nearby woods.  We will provide bat detectors, giving you a fresh understanding of these fascinating flying mammals.

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Galloway’s Golden Eagles Past, Present and Future

14 September 2016 :  7.30pm

an illustrated talk by
Chris Rollie
Chairman, Dumfries and Galloway Raptor Study Group and RSPB Area Manager

admission free - no ticket required  |  refreshments


photo Angus Hogg

Big Lit 2017

Big Lit 2017 is 20 - 23 April this year with the Mill as the main venue.  Many events are running over the four days of the festival.  Check out the website for full details:

www.biglit.org

Talk: Colourful Coastal Flowers


Friday, 26 May, 7.30pm

Talk: Colourful Coastal Flowers, speaker: David Hawker, Botanical Society of the British Isles Recorder for Kirkcudbrightshire. 


Saturday, 27 May

Excursion: Local coast walk.

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Tom Pow At the Well of Love and other Locations

Friday 15th April   2.30- 3.15pm

As part of The Big Lit Festival

Tom is one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary poets; lyrical, celebratory and sensitive to the world around him. He reads from his latest collection At the Well of Love (Mariscat Press, 2016), and of other unexpected locations. Come and share a varied and engaging 45 minutes in his company.

£5.00
Sponsored by the Scottish Book Trust

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Book Launch - Little Boreland

Join us for the launch of

Little Boreland
The story of a magical house
by James Collett-White

Wednesday 22 March 2017 at 6.30 for 7.00pm
Admission Free

 

The launch with refreshments will include a short illustrated talk by the author.

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Kirkcudbrightshire Castles Past and Present

Wednesday, 26 April, 7.30pm

Talk: Kirkcudbrightshire Castles Past and Present, speaker: Janet Brennan, Chair, Scottish Castles Association.


Saturday, 29 April

Excursion: Tour of a local castle and gardens. (£5 admission per head, all monies to local charities)

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Wendy Stewart Harp recital

Friday 15th April  3.45 – 4.30pm

As part of The Big Lit Festival

World renowned Scottish harpist Wendy Stewart entertains with a programme of Gaelic and Scots song  highlighting the poetry of both languages and the links in culture and history.

£5.00

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Address
Mill on the Fleet
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Gatehouse of Fleet
DG7 2HS

 

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