Gatehouse Community Centre

Welcome to Gatehouse Community Centre


Make your booking

The Community Centre is now fully open with no Covid19 restrictions Information on how to make your booking, together with our current hire charges, conditions of hire and booking form, are available on the booking page on this website

With effect from 18th April 2022 there is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings or maintain social distancing, although we urge you still to follow the ongoing guidance published by the Scottish Government.

  • open windows when socialising indoors
  • wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
  • wash your hands to protect yourself
  • take a PCR test and isolate if you have symptoms of Covid 19

We look forward very much to you booking with us again very soon.

Hybrid online meetings

Our meeting room is now equipped to allow users to conduct hybrid meetings using their own Zoom or MS Teams accounts. The equipment is easy to use and personal instruction is available. This initiative has been made possible through the financial support of Dumfries and Galloway Council, the Gatehouse Community Council and the Gatehouse Development Initiative, to all of whom we extend our thanks for their generosity that has enabled this exciting development to take place. If you wish to make use of this facility, or simply learn more about its potential, please contact the Centre via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have your say – take part in our Community Engagement!

We are inviting local people, community groups and local businesses to have their say on the future of the Community Centre. This could lead to the redevelopment or replacement of the building – so it is vital that any future plans reflect what the community wants to happen.

As everyone will probably know, the building has a number of challenges, mostly relating to its age. These include the general state of repair, the internal layout, and the look and feel. The current condition of the Community Centre and the need for repair work means that it is no longer sustainable to continue as we are doing.

A recent article about the community centre and the public engagement programme has been published in the Galloway Gazette

and we have commissioned this short video featuring six local residents:


Paper copies of a shorter survey have been distributed to addresses in Gatehouse and can also be picked up and returned to our collection boxes at the Spar supermarket, Galloway Lodge, the Post Office or at the Community Centre itself.. You can also contact us direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or our consultant Douglas Westwater of Community Enterprise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Community Engagement programme will run until early summer and we hope to be able to report back on the outcome over the autumn

Look at our Facebook page for the latest information about ongoing and future events