Talk : The Halo Trust

14th September 2017
7.30pm

On the 14th of September we shall be welcoming James Cowan to Gatehouse. He is the CEO of the HALO Trust whose Head Office is at Carronfoot, Thornhill. He will be giving a talk about the work of the HALO Trust.

The Halo Trust was founded in 1988 with the purpose of clearing the unmarked minefields in Afghanistan left behind after the Soviet withdrawal. Since then the Trust has grown to now employ 7,500 people in 19 Countries and Territories across the globe, where mines of all sorts cause injuries to children and adults alike. The Trust is also engaged in the destruction of munitions and weapons when these have been left behind after conflicts.

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.

Mosses and Liverworts of Woodland

Friday, 20 October 2017, 7.30pm

Talk: Mosses and Liverworts of Woodland, speaker: Elizabeth Kungu, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and organiser of the Dumfries and Galloway Bryophyte Recording Group.


Saturday 21 October
Excursion: Local ancient woodland.

Tongland: a Concentration of History

Friday, 29 September, 7.30pm

Talk: Tongland: a Concentration of History (Tongland Abbey, Salmon Fishery, Riverside Mills, Arrol-Johnson Car Factory and Hydro Electric Scheme), speaker: David Devereux, former Curator, The Stewartry Museum.


Saturday, 30 September 
Excursion: Tongland

Scotland’s Plant Hunters and Their Plants

Friday, 23 June, 7.30pm

Scotland’s Plant Hunters and Their Plants, speaker: Ron McBeath, former Deputy Curator, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and plant explorer with expeditions to the Himalayas and China. (This talk in memory of the late Michael Wickenden, plant explorer and owner of the Cally Gardens).