Cally Temple restored

SWEAT Committee presenting a cheque to Ron Forster and Ken Smyth (Secretary of Gatehouse Development Initiative). Left to Right are: Ken Smyth, Janet Hunter (SWEAT),  Ron Forster, John Charteris (Chairman SWEAT), Mike Rae (Treasurer SWEAT), and Christine Cameron (Secretary SWEAT).
SWEAT Committee presenting a cheque to Ron Forster and Ken Smyth (Secretary of Gatehouse Development Initiative). Left to Right are: Ken Smyth, Janet Hunter (SWEAT), Ron Forster, John Charteris (Chairman SWEAT), Mike Rae (Treasurer SWEAT), and Christine Cameron (Secretary SWEAT).

An 18th Century folly near Gatehouse has been restored with the help of £10,000 of funding from South West Environmental Action Trust (SWEAT).

The Cally Temple project is led by the Gatehouse Development Initiative in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland. Located in woodland on the Cally Estate it is hoped that the temple will be used as a venue for various arts events and festivals. Indeed a literary project called “Cally Voices” is currently underway. The project is playing an important role in interpreting the surrounding landscape and the temple building.