Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway, located in South-West Scotland, consist of the historic counties of Dumfriesshire, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Wigtownshire; the latter two known as Galloway. D&G covers around 2,500 square miles with a population of 151,000 (as at 2010). It has almost 200 miles of coastline.

The area has a rich history including many iron age sites and Roman influences. The world's first Savings Bank was founded here in 1810 by Rev. Henry Duncan. The pedal bike was created in 1838 in Keir Mill. The oldest working post office, started 1763, continues to operate from Sanquhar. Whithorn was the birthplace of Scottish Christianity around 400AD.


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