Page last updated on: Wednesday, 17 April, 2024.




We collect historical information and photographs associated with people and places around Gatehouse of Fleet and the parishes of Girthon and Anwoth in Kirkcudbrightshire, South-West Scotland.

This website has been developed to make our collections publicly available. We believe that none of the information and photographs are covered by copyright and hence they can be downloaded if required. If you do so then we hope that such downloads would not be used for commercial purposes and that anywhere they are used would contain a reference to this website as the source.

The databases and the website were designed by James Bell.
The site is owned and managed by Graham & Margaret Wright.

This map shows the
location of Gatehouse
within the British Isles.

Check the layout of Gatehouse using this
 Link to original OS map of Gatehouse, published 1854.

Try using the
 Google Maps Street View 
starting in Ann Street

Here is a downloadable


Click "Contact Us" to send an email

If you have any comments about our website the best way to contact us is via the above email link. We can be also be contacted via our Facebook Page. Please bear in mind that we are very much Luddites when it comes to communicating via Facebook. If you get no response then please try the email link.

The website is very much a "work in progress" project. We will be regularly adding new information and pictures. Come back and have a look again soon.

We were very pleased and honoured to be selected by the team from "Who do you think you are ?" magazine for an article which was published in February 2021. Here is the article.

If you are wanting to find out about what is
happening in Gatehouse today then the
Gatehouse Development Initiative
have their own website at 


The Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society
is based at 9 Glasgow Road, Dumfries
Tel:01387 248093
click on the logo to go to their website.

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