Gatehouse Community Centre

Regular Groups

The Community Centre is used on a regular basis by several user groups including yoga classes, The Gatehouse Scottish Country Dancers and the Stewartry Flower Club. The Centre also hosts meetings of the Gatehouse Development Initiative, the Community Council and various other organisations and is available for private bookings such as 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.

The Gatehouse Development Initiative

Community Council

In addition the Centre is home to the Community Church and the Snooker Club. For more information please contact

Gatehouse Community Church

Gatehouse Folk

The Gatehouse Scottish Country Dancers

Gatehouse Scottish Country Dancers meet on Monday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, September to March in the Community Centre for a lively evening of scottish country dances. It's a fun and friendly class suitable for all levels of experience. You’ll get plenty of exercise, both physically and mentally, while making new friends and having plenty of fun. You don’t need to bring a partner so why not come and try it out? Beginners are especially welcome.

scotish country dancers

The dancers perform at the Gatehouse Gala opening ceremony


Ute Weber / 01 557 814 476

Mike Paul / 01 557 870 202


Mandi Houfe runs yoga classes on Monday and Wednesday afternoons – the Wednesday class is chair yoga which is a gentle activity that develops and maintains flexibility, especially in later years. For more information telephone Mandi on 07 596 625 000 or email

chair yoga bunch of pink and red flowers

The Gatehouse Horticultural Show

Cut flowers, Gatehouse Horticultural Society Flower Show 2019

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.