Dumfries & Galloway Gazetteer
A comprehensive listing of towns, villages and places of interest in Dumfries & Galloway. Each location has an Ordnance Survey map reference, items of note and a description. Divided up alphabetically, some pages are lengthy due to the extensive nature of this gazetteer.
Dumfries and Galloway Tourist Board>
A basic introduction to this south-western corner of Scotland. The Accommodation Section> is particularly comprehensive. The site also covers what to see and do, gardens, golf, walking, cycling and travel.
Elsewhere is a description and illustration of the Ruthwell Cross. >
Dumfries and Galloway Virtual Region>
Arts and crafts, accommodation, facts and figures, postcard rack, maps and Accommodation> in south west Scotland. There is a lengthy article about Glenkiln> where a Henry Moore's sculptures "Standing Figure" and "Glenkiln Cross" (on the skyline of Bennan Hill) as well as his "King and Queen" and "Two Reclining Figures" are on display plus Auguste Rodin's "John the Baptist". The site's Hall of Fame> has good biographies of a number of people connected with the region including:
Castle Douglas and Stewartry
Community portal for Castle Douglas and all the Gallovidian towns in the Stewartry Region. Things to do, businesses, accommodation, what's on, eating out, shopping in Castle Douglas and the Stewartry plus forums, videos and links.
Mull of Galloway & South Rhins
Set up by South Rhins Community Development Trust this site covers the extreme Southwest corner of Scotland describing the area, its attractions.
Museum of Scottish Lead Mining>
At Wanlockhead (Scotland's highest village at 1531 feet above sea level) in Dumfries and Galloway, the Museum of Scottish Lead Mining site not only covers the Museum itself but other tourist attractions in Wanlockhead including a beam engine and 18th and 19th century miners' cottages in the village. And then there is a section on gold - with details of gold panning courses and a history of Scottish gold.
South West Images Photo Library
Nearly 2,000 illustrations of Dumfries and Galloway available to view and to purchase. There are landscapes, gardens, hill walking, ancient monuments and a library of photos on the following towns and areas. See the various Categories.
Mossburn Animal Centre
Mossburn animal sanctuary is based in SW Scotland in Dumfries & Galloway near the town of Lockerbie. It is home to a wide variety of animals including cattle, horses, ponies, pigs, goats, poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, raccoons, reptiles and wildlife ... and more ... They rescue misused, abused, unwanted and neglected animals and provide work placements for children and adults with problems who find working among animals very therapeutic. Visitors are made very welcome at Mossburn. The attractive site has lots of illustrations of the creatures which have been rescued or are permanent residents.
Stranraer, Port Patrick, Cairn Ryan>
History and heritage, tourism, places to visit in the Dunfries and Galloway towns of > and Portpatrick> as well as Cairnryan>. There is also a business directory and a facts and figures section.
Friends of Ellisland>
Ellisland Farm, Dumfries, inspired some of the best nature poems by Robert Burns when he worked there. It is now a visitor attraction and it provides an insight into Robert Burns's life on a farm two hundred years ago. Guided tours of Ellisland farmhouse and museum are always available. The site provides information on the history of Ellisland, its location, the Dumfries Burns Trail and some of the poetry of Robrert Burns which was written at Ellisland.
Local web site for Gretna and District in Dumfries and Galloway featuring bygone days and the main business of the area - everything to do with Weddings> from cakes and churches to outfitters and wedding rings.
SW Scotland Events
Professional events organiser providing tailor-made special events - imaginative Scottish wedding planners, conference and party organisers operating throughout SW Scotland.
Gretna Area Business Forum
This Web site argues that the Gretna area has more to offer than just being a romantic wedding location! It covers walking, cycling, fishing, wildfowling, golf, gardens in Dumfries and Galloway. The area is rich in history and colourful characters, including the Border Reivers, Robert the Bruce, Robert Burns plus the fascinating story of Gretna Township and the munitions factories during the Great War.
This is a directory for a number of related Web sites dealing with Gretna Green, including the Mill Hotel, a family-run hotel in a converted 18th century farmhouse specialising in "Gretna Weddings" and The Forge for an anvil wedding with candlelit ceremonies and churchlike setting. And you can Contact Maggie for free advice on all aspects of Gretna Green Weddings.
The site for this quiet fishing and farming town has stories about some of the people of the town, including Caesar, the town cat. There is an accommodation finder and local attractions include Historical Sites to Visit in and around Kirkcudbright/>.
Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities
Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities website contains details of the events held in Kirkcudbright during the summer. Individual events include a Music Festival, Jazz Festival, Medieval Fayre, Children's Festival, Pipe Band Night, Scottish Nights, Wicker Man Festival, Vikings, Vintage Cars and Tattoo.
Created by Dalbeattie Internet>, there are general Views of Galloway> as well as local attractions such as a lengthy text description of the history and background of Dundrennan Abbey> and Episcopalian Church, of Christ,> known as the "Leicester Quarrymens' Church". There is also a lot on Murdoch of the 'Titanic'> - the ship's officer who came from Dalbeattie.
Highlights the concentration of bookshops, dealers and publishers in the town. There are also text-only pages on history and heritage, visitor attractions and accommodation.
This site has been created to raise awareness in Castle Douglas and to provide a resource for local people and holiday makers. It contains details of 80 local organisations (and growing), things to do, things to see and local history specifically on Castle Douglas and the immediate area. Site includes cycle routes, walks, Threave Garden etc.
Creetown Gem Rock Museum>
A privately owned world-class collection of gemstones, crystals, minerals, gemstone objet d'art and fossils, Gem Rock is regarded as as one of the finest private collections of its kind. Mmore than just a static display, it is a fully interactive experience with lots of things to do as well as to see.
Clatteringshaws, Galloway Forest Park
Clatteringshaws is situated in the Galloway Forest Park on the A712 (known as the Queen’s Way) between New Galloway and Newton Stewart. The Galloway Forest Park was created in 1947 and has marked cycle and walking trails, picnic areas and interpretation centres in an area of 293 square miles (759 sq. km). The Web pages include images, information and links for the Clatteringshaws area including Clatteringshaws Dam, Loch & Visitors Centre, Grey Mare’s Tail, Loch Dee, Murray’s Monument, Queen’s Way, Raiders Road, Red Deer Range, Wild Goat Park. There is an associated Web site for Glenkens with a map and information on services and facilities.
Westlands Activities, Annan>
Westlands Activities in Annan, halfway between Dumfries and Carlisle, offers Go Karting, Quad Biking, Crazy Golf, Clay Shooting, Fishing and Paintball shooting for individuals, families, corporate days, birthday parties, and stag or hen parties.