Our User Groups

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.



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




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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The dancers perform at the Gatehouse Gala opening ceremony


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.