Events and Activities

Our Events and Activities section will list both our own events and other events which we are aware of that might be useful to those taking part in the project.  The core theme of the project is the landscape and stories of the Fleet Valley, and throughout the year there are many guided walks and other opportunities to explore different parts of the valley in the company of experts.  Where we are aware of such events we will list them here with the contact details for taking part.

The Concert

24th March at 5pm : Admission free

with refreshments

The Concert is the culmination of the year's project to encourage new songwriters, to enlist the support of practicing songwriters, and to produce a set of new songs to celebrate the natural beauty and the history and heritage of the Fleet Valley and the surrounding area.

Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail : 10 August 2017

Join the young performers of the Feis Rois programme at Dromore Visitor Centre

Fèis in Scottish Gaelic means “festival” or “feast.” Over the past three decades, the word Fèis has become synonymous with the Fèisean movement (Fèisean is the plural of Fèis). It has come to mean a tuition festival, usually for children and young people, which celebrates the music and song culture connected with the Gaelic language.  Rois is the Gaelic word for Ross-shire, the home area in which we are based.

Through its Ceilidh Trail programme, Fèis Rois offers summer employment to 15 young musicians each year. The successful applicants are divided into 3 bands with 5 musicians in each band. One of the bands will be visiting the Dromore NNR Visitor Centre in August and the Fleet Reflection Project will meet up with the tour there for one of our planned workshops in conjunction with their visit.

Dry Stone Dyking Opportunity: Wednesday 23 August

The dry stone dykes that divide and pattern the landscape are key features of the Fleet Valley. Over the past 10 years the Gatehouse Development Initiative has been involved in repairing the dykes around Cally. The final sections for repair are now underway and there will be a free training session for anyone interested in finding out about this traditional skill next Wednesday 23 August at 10am.

There are plenty of spaces for the training but please advise David Steel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to attend. It may be possible to car share.

Meet at the Sandgreen turn off from A75 at 9.45am.

Bring lunch and a drink if you would like to stay for the day.

The site is wet so wear suitable clothes and wellies.

Midsummer Music 2017 : 23-25 June

Gatehouse's very own music festival provides an opportunity to listen to a wealth of local talent and well known musicians from further afield.  Most of the events are free and it is a great opportunity to drop in on both the organised events and the many ad hoc performances taking place over the weekend.