The Community Centre is used on a regular basis by several user groups whose activities include mothers’ and toddlers’ activities, art classes, flower show, exercise classes, snooker and scottish country dancing. The Centre also hosts meetings of the Gatehouse Development Initiative, the Community Council, the annual town Gala and the Women’s Rural Institute. In addition, the Centre is available for private bookings to host corporate meetings and private parties. Contact details for some groups are given below: if no details are given please email the Secretary for more information.
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The Community Church
The Gatehouse Community Church holds regular Sunday services in the Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. For more information click here
Easter Sunday: the members socialise after the service and the children display their Easter egg finds
The Christmas service: one of the Young Leaders gives a recital on the harp
The Gatehouse Bunker (TGB)
TGB now have their own premises in the old bank on the High Street but maintain strong links with the Centre, which is used for some public events. Further information can be found here.
The Gatehouse Scottish Country Dancers
The country dancers meet on Monday evenings at 7.30 for a lively evening of country dances both old and new. The group has about 25 members of varying ages and abilities. All are welcome, especially beginners, and it is not necessary to come with a partner (or to wear the kilt). For more information please email here
The dancers perform at the Gatehouse Gala opening ceremony
The Gatehouse Horticultural Show
The Gatehouse Horticultural Show show has been running since 1903 and is a popular annual event which attracts excellent exhibits of local flowers, floral art, vegetables, produce, preserves, baking, crafts and children’s entries. The current venue, the Gatehouse Community Centre, is ideal due to its available exhibition space, catering facilities and car parking.
The show committee encourages local involvement in the show by distributing schedules to residents and local community facilities, putting up posters, using local and social media methods to raise awareness of the event. They also work with the local Gatehouse Primary School and Youth Group ‘Bunkeroo’ to encourage more involvement from the younger group of residents. The show is opened by a local resident who presents the prizes and trophies to the winners. This all attracts a great crowd of people to the Community Centre to have a good look at all the exhibits, take part in the flower sale and raffle and generally have a good sociable afternoon out.
The Horticultural Show is held every year in September.
The Gatehouse Pre-School Group
The Pre-School group meets during school terms on Monday mornings at 9.30-11.30 am and provides a chance for mothers and toddlers to meet and socialise.
The Gatehouse Snooker Club
The club has its own permanent room in the Centre and is available throught the day and evening. Membership is open to all and further details can be found here
Mandi Houfe runs a chair yoga class on Wednesday afternoons 2pm-3pm. This is a gentle activity that develops and maintains flexibility, especially in later years. Classes will re-start later this year. More information can be found here.