Tourist Information in Dumfries and Galloway
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Gatehouse of Fleet Town Information

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Gatehouse of Fleet - Photo © Toby Speight
Gatehouse of Fleet - Photo: Toby Speight CCL

This is where Scotland’s Bard, Robbie Burns, is said to have composed ‘Scots Wha Ha’e’’. He was inspired to write it while out walking but only committed the famous words to paper when he reached the Murray Arms Hotel.

The Murrays were an important local family and established a number of cotton mills along the riverbank. What started out as a tiny hamlet with just one building – the eponymous gatehouse – has now grown into a small, pleasant holiday centre. Visitors will find the full story at the Mill on the Fleet Museum.