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Dumfries And Galloway In Scotland
Dumfries
Dumfries
(/dʌmˈfriːs/ (listen) dum-FREESS; possibly from Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Phris) is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway
council area of Scotland. It is located near the mouth of the River Nith
River Nith
into the Solway Firth. Dumfries
Dumfries
is the traditional county town of the historic county of Dumfriesshire.[4] Dumfries
Dumfries
is nicknamed Queen of the South.[5] People from Dumfries
Dumfries
are known colloquially in the Scots language
Scots language
as Doonhamers
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Dumfries (other)
Dumfries
Dumfries
is a Scottish town. Dumfries
Dumfries
may also refer to:
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River Nith
The River Nith
River Nith
(Scottish Gaelic: Abhainn Nid; Latin: Novius[3]) is a river in south-west Scotland.Contents1 Source, flow and mouth 2 Length 3 Protected areas 4 Tributaries 5 Settlements 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksSource, flow and mouth[edit] The Nith rises in the Carsphairn hills of East Ayrshire, more precisely between Prickeny Hill and Enoch Hill, 7 km east of Dalmellington.[4] For the majority of its course it flows in a generally southern direction through Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway, before spilling into the Solway Firth
Solway Firth
at Ards point.[4] The territory through which the river flows is called Nithsdale (historically known as "Stranit" from Scottish Gaelic: Strath Nid, "valley of the Nith"). Length[edit] For estuaries the principle followed is that the river should be visible at all times
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Scottish Parliament
Government (62)[1]     Scottish National Party
Scottish National Party
(62)Opposition (66)[1]     Conservative (31)      Labour (22)      Green (6)      Liberal Democrats (5)      Independents (2)Presiding Officer (1)     PO (1)Committees16Audit Equal Opportunities Europe and External Relations Finance Procedures Public Petitions Standards and Public Ap
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Dumfriesshire (Scottish Parliament Constituency)
Dumfriesshire is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
(Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
(MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election
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Oliver Mundell
Oliver Gordon Watson Mundell MSP is a Scottish Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament
Member of the Scottish Parliament
(MSP) for the constituency of Dumfriesshire since the election in May 2016.[1] He was educated at Moffat Academy and holds a first-class degree in constitutional law and legal theory from the University of Edinburgh. His father is Conservative MP David Mundell.[2] Mundell is the Conservative spokesperson for community safety.[3] EU referendum[edit] Oliver and his father David campaigned on opposite sides of the EU referendum. Oliver stated that concern about the Common Agricultural Policy and his belief Scotland
Scotland
did not receive a good deal in this area were one reason he would vote Leave. His father David however campaigned for Remain and insisted Oliver was entitled to his own view and the disagreement on this one issue would not affect their relationship
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Galloway And West Dumfries (Scottish Parliament Constituency)
Galloway
Galloway
and West Dumfries
Dumfries
is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election
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Finlay Carson
Finlay Hamilton Carson (born 18 October 1967) is a Scottish Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Galloway and West Dumfries constituency since the election in May 2016.[1] Early life and education[edit] Carson was born in Twynholm
Twynholm
on 18 October 1967.[2] He attended Twynholm
Twynholm
Primary School and later Kirkcudbright Academy. Carson then went to study at the University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
where he graduated with a BSc Agriculture
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List Of United Kingdom Locations
A gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
showing each place's county, unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates.A B C D E F G H I, J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X–ZSee also External linksThe United KingdomLocation names beginning with ALocation names beginning with Aa–Ak Location names beginning with Al Location names beginning with Am–Ar Location names beginning with As–AzLocation names beginning with BLocation names beginning with Bab–Bal Location names beginning with Bam
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List Of Places In Scotland
This List of places in Scotland
Scotland
is a complete collection of lists of places in Scotland.List of burghs in Scotland List of census localities in Scotland List of islands of ScotlandList of Shetland islands List of Orkney islands List of Inner Hebrides List of Outer Hebrides List of outlying islands of Scotland List of freshwater islands in ScotlandList of rivers of Scotland List of lochs in Scotland Waterfalls of Scotland List of Munros Extreme points of ScotlandLists of places wit
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[note 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation.[1] To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geodetic datum 3 Horizontal coordinates3.1 Latitude
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Royal Burgh
A royal burgh was a type of Scottish burgh which had been founded by, or subsequently granted, a royal charter. Although abolished in law in 1975, the term is still used by many former royal burghs.[1] Most royal burghs were either created by the Crown, or upgraded from another status, such as burgh of barony. As discrete classes of burgh emerged, the royal burghs—originally distinctive because they were on royal lands—acquired a monopoly of foreign trade. An important document for each burgh was its burgh charter, creating the burgh or confirming the rights of the burgh as laid down (perhaps verbally) by a previous monarch. Each royal burgh (with the exception of four 'inactive burghs') was represented in the Parliament of Scotland
Scotland
and could appoint bailies with wide powers in civil and criminal justice.[2] By 1707 there were 70 royal burghs. The Royal Burghs Act 1833 reformed the election of the town councils that governed royal burghs
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Solway Firth
The Solway Firth
Firth
(Scottish Gaelic: Tràchd Romhra) is a firth that forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria (including the Solway Plain) and Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway. It stretches from St Bees
St Bees
Head, just south of Whitehaven
Whitehaven
in Cumbria, to the Mull of Galloway, on the western end of Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway. The Isle of Man is also very near to the firth. The firth comprises part of the Irish Sea. The coastline is characterised by lowland hills and small mountains. It is a mainly rural area with fishing and hill farming (as well as some arable farming) still playing a large part in the local economy, although tourism is increasing
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Scottish Conservatives
The Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Conservatives
(Scottish Gaelic: Pàrtaidh Tòraidheach na h-Alba), officially the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, is the part of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that operates in Scotland. Describing itself as a "patriotic party of the Scottish centre-right", it is the second-largest party in the Scottish Parliament and Scottish local government. It also sends the second-largest Scottish representation to the House of Commons
House of Commons
of the United Kingdom, after the SNP in each respect.[6] The party is informally known as the Scottish Tories, due to the Conservative Party's historic links with the Tory Party
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County Town
A county town in Great Britain
Great Britain
or Ireland
Ireland
is usually, but not always, the location of administrative or judicial functions within the county. The concept of a county town is ill-defined and unoffical. Following the establishment of County
County
Councils in 1889, the administrative headquarters of the new authorities were usually located in the county town of each county. However, this was not always the case and the idea of a "county town" pre-dates the establishment of these councils. For example, Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire
Lancashire
but the county council is located at Preston.. The county town was often where the county members of parliament were elected or where certain judicial functions were carried out, leading it to becoming established as the most important town in the county. Some county towns are no longer situated within the administrative county
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Counties Of Scotland
The counties or shires of Scotland
Scotland
(Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachdan na h-Alba) are geographic subdivisions of Scotland
Scotland
established in the Middle Ages. They ceased to be used for local government purposes after 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.[1] Today, local government in Scotland
Scotland
is based upon "council areas", which sometimes incorporate county names, but frequently have vastly different boundaries
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