Mossyard Bay
Mossyard Bay

Where every name tells a story

Exhibition reveals the mystery of place-names

19 March - 30 April 2018

This coastal place-name exhibition celebrates the beauty of the Dumfries and Galloway shoreline and the language used to describe it.

The exhibition features images depicting the coastline and the history and stories behind the origins of place-names which often use words that have disappeared from our everyday language.

Follow the Fleet

All Season

The Fleet Valley is a designated National Scenic Area. It contains a wide variety of landscape and wildlife. This exhibition follows the river as it flows from the high hills and wild moorland at the head of the valley between the narrow wooded slopes of the middle section of the valley with its patchwork of small fields and woodlands to the open estuary landscape where the river flows into the bay. A set of trail guides available from the Mill complements the exhibition.

The Gatehouse Story

All season

The town of Gatehouse of Fleet was built from scratch in the mid eighteenth century as a planned industrial town. It grew out of great changes in society at the time - a product of the industrial revolution. This exhibition tells its story.