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Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
(Scots: Dumfries
Dumfries
an Gallowa, Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland
Scotland
and is located in the western Southern Uplands. It comprises the historic counties of Dumfriesshire, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbright
and Wigtownshire, the latter two of which are collectively known as Galloway. The administrative centre is the town of Dumfries. Following the 1975 reorganisation of local government in Scotland, the three counties were joined to form a single region of Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway, with four districts within it. Since the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, however, it has become a unitary local authority. For lieutenancy purposes, the historic counties are largely maintained with its three lieutenancy areas being Dumfries, Wigtown and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. To the north, Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
borders East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire
Ayrshire
and South Lanarkshire; in the east the Borders; and to the south the county of Cumbria
Cumbria
in England
England
and the Solway Firth. To the west lies the Irish Sea.

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Water systems and transport routes through the Southern Uplands 1.2 National Scenic Areas 1.3 Governance and Place-names

2 Transport

2.1 Railway 2.2 Bus and coach 2.3 Sea 2.4 Air 2.5 Roads 2.6 The Port Line

3 Emergency services 4 Education

4.1 Alternative Schools 4.2 Nurseries and primary schools 4.3 Secondary schools

5 Wildlife 6 Outdoor activities 7 Arts and culture 8 Towns and villages 9 Places of interest 10 Council political composition

10.1 2003–2007 10.2 2007–2011 10.3 2012–2017 10.4 2017–2022 10.5 Current Councillors

10.5.1 Conservative
Conservative
and Unionist 10.5.2 Labour 10.5.3 Scottish National Party
Scottish National Party
(SNP) 10.5.4 Independent 10.5.5 Liberal Democrat 10.5.6 Non-Aligned

11 Gallery 12 See also 13 References 14 External links

Geography[edit] The Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Council region is composed of counties and their sub-areas. From west to east:

Dumfriesshire
Dumfriesshire
County

the sub-area of Dumfriesshire
Dumfriesshire
- Annandale the sub-area of Dumfriesshire
Dumfriesshire
- Eskdale the sub-area of Dumfriesshire
Dumfriesshire
- Nithsdale

Kirkcudbrightshire
Kirkcudbrightshire
County

the sub-area of Kirkcudbrightshire
Kirkcudbrightshire
- Stewartry (archaically, Desnes)

Wigtownshire
Wigtownshire
County

the sub-area of Wigtownshire
Wigtownshire
- Machars
Machars
(archaically, Farines)--divided into census areas (civil parish areas) the sub-area of Wigtownshire
Wigtownshire
- Rhins of Galloway
Galloway
divided into census areas (civil parish areas)

The term ' Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway' has been used since at latest the 19th century - by 1911 the three counties had a united Sheriffdom under that name. Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
covers the majority of the Western area of the Southern Uplands,[1] it also hosts Scotland's most Southerly point, at the Mull of Galloway[2] in the west of the region. Water systems and transport routes through the Southern Uplands[edit] The region has a number of south running water systems which break through the Southern Uplands
Southern Uplands
creating the main road, and rail, arteries north/south through the region and breaking the hills up into a number of ranges.

River Cree
River Cree
valley carries the A714 north-westward from Newton Stewart to Girvan
Girvan
and Water of Minnoch valley which lies just west of the Galloway
Galloway
Hills carries a minor road northward through Glentrool village into South Ayrshire. This road leaves the A714 at Bargrennan. Water of Ken
Water of Ken
and River Dee form a corridor through the hills called the Glenkens[3] which carries the A713 road from Castle Douglas
Castle Douglas
to Ayr. The Galloway
Galloway
Hills lie to the west of this route through the hills and the Carsphairn and Scaur Hills
Carsphairn and Scaur Hills
lie to the east. River Nith
River Nith
rises between Dalmellington
Dalmellington
and New Cumnock
New Cumnock
in Ayrshire
Ayrshire
and runs east then south down Nithsdale
Nithsdale
to Dumfries. Nithsdale
Nithsdale
carries both the A76 road
A76 road
and the rail line from Dumfries
Dumfries
to Kilmarnock. It separates the Carsphairn and Scaur Hills
Carsphairn and Scaur Hills
from the Lowther Hills
Lowther Hills
which lie east of the Nith. River Annan
River Annan
combines with Evan Water and the River Clyde
River Clyde
to form one of the principal routes into central Scotland
Scotland
from England
England
- through Annandale
Annandale
and Clydesdale
Clydesdale
- carrying the M74 and the west coast railway line. This gap through the hills separates the Lowthers from the Moffat
Moffat
Hills. River Esk enters the Solway Firth
Solway Firth
just south of Gretna having travelled south from Langholm
Langholm
and Eskdalemuir. The A7 travels up Eskdale as far as Langholm
Langholm
and from Langholm
Langholm
carries on up the valley of Ewes Water to Teviothead
Teviothead
where it starts to follow the River Teviot to Hawick. Eskdale itself heads north west from Langholm
Langholm
through Bentpath
Bentpath
and Eskdalemuir
Eskdalemuir
to Ettrick and Selkirk.

The A701 branches off the M74 at Beattock, goes through the town of Moffat, climbs to Annanhead above the Devil's Beef Tub
Devil's Beef Tub
(at the source of the River Annan) before passing the source of the River Tweed and carrying on to Edinburgh. Until fairly recent times the ancient route to Edinburgh
Edinburgh
travelled right up Annandale
Annandale
to the Beef Tub before climbing steeply to Annanhead.[4] The present road ascends northward on a ridge parallel to Annandale
Annandale
but to the west of it which makes for a much easier ascent. From Moffat
Moffat
the A708 heads north east along the valley of Moffat
Moffat
Water (Moffatdale) on its way to Selkirk. Moffatdale separates the Moffat hills (to the north) from the Ettrick hills to the south. National Scenic Areas[edit] There are three National Scenic Areas within this region.

Nith Estuary[5] - This area follows the River Nith
River Nith
southward from just south of Dumfries
Dumfries
into the Solway Firth. Dumfries
Dumfries
itself has a rich history going back over 800 years as a Royal Burgh (1186) and is particularly remembered as the place where Robert the Bruce murdered the Red Comyn in 1306 before being crowned King of Scotland
Scotland
- and where Robert Burns
Robert Burns
spent his last years. His mausoleum is in St Michael's graveyard. Going down the east bank there is the village of Glencaple, Caerlaverock
Caerlaverock
Castle, Caerlaverock
Caerlaverock
Wild Fowl Trust, an ancient Roman fort on Ward Law Hill[6] and nearby in Ruthwell
Ruthwell
is the Ruthwell
Ruthwell
Cross and the Brow Well[7] where Robert Burns
Robert Burns
"took the waters" and bathed in the Solway just before his death. On the west bank, there are several walks and cycle routes in Mabie Forest,[8] Kirkconnell Flow[9] for the naturalist, the National Museum of Costume[10] just outside New Abbey
New Abbey
and Sweetheart Abbey
Sweetheart Abbey
within the village. Criffel
Criffel
(569 metres) offers the hill walker a reasonably modest walk with excellent views across the Solway to the Lake District. The house of John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones
founder of the American Navy
American Navy
is also open to visitors near Kirkbean. East Stewartry Coast[11] - This takes in the coast line from Balcary Point[12] eastward across Auchencairn
Auchencairn
Bay and the Rough Firth
Rough Firth
past Sandyhills
Sandyhills
to Mersehead.[13] There are several attractive coastal villages within this area - Auchencairn, Kippford, Colvend, Rockcliffe, and Portling. There is also a unigue round tower at Orchardton and the islands of Hestan Isle and Rough Island can be reached at low tide outside the breeding season for birds. Mersehead is an excellent wildfowl reserve. The area is well provided with coastal paths. Fleet Valley[14] - This area takes in Fleet Bay with its popular holiday destinations of Auchenlarie, Mossyard Bay, Cardoness, Sandgreen and Carrick Shore. The area also includes the town of Gatehouse of Fleet
Gatehouse of Fleet
and the historic villages of Anworth and Girthon - there is a castle at Cardoness in the care of Historic Scotland.

Governance and Place-names[edit] The region was created in 1975, by merging the counties of Wigtownshire, Kirkcudbrightshire
Kirkcudbrightshire
and Dumfriesshire
Dumfriesshire
as a two-tier region with the districts of Wigtownshire, Stewartry, Nithsdale, and Annandale
Annandale
and Eskdale within it. After 1996 the unitary authority became known as Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Council still with Wigtownshire, Stewartry, Nithsdale, Annandale
Annandale
and Esdale within it. County councils as administrative authorities were created in 1889. The present-day, " Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Council Area" exist for administrative purposes. The historic counties of Britain, at least most of them, have existed for around 1,000 years or more and are often logical geographical entities in themselves. In Scotland
Scotland
they originated as Sheriffdoms consisting of a group of parishes over which the sheriff had jurisdiction,[15] replacing native "Celtic" forms of government with Norman feudal structures. Transport[edit] Transport in the region is operated by bus companies Houston's, McEwan's, Stagecoach Western
Stagecoach Western
and McCall's coaches, and train operators Abellio ScotRail, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains
and Northern. Railway[edit]

A Virgin Pendolino leaving Lockerbie
Lockerbie
station for Carlisle

The region has seven working railway stations. All are on the Glasgow South Western Line, except Lockerbie
Lockerbie
which is on the West Coast Main Line.

Stranraer
Stranraer
railway station Kirkconnel
Kirkconnel
railway station Sanquhar
Sanquhar
railway station Dumfries
Dumfries
railway station Annan railway station Gretna Green
Gretna Green
railway station Lockerbie
Lockerbie
railway station

Bus and coach[edit] The area is served by buses which connect the main population centres. Express bus services link the main towns with Glasgow, Ayr, Edinburgh and Carlisle. Local bus services are also operated across the region. Sea[edit]

Stena Line
Stena Line
provided HSS sailings between Stranraer
Stranraer
and Belfast

Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
is home to two ports which have services to Northern Ireland, both are in the West of the region. Stena Line
Stena Line
and P&O Irish Sea
Irish Sea
both have a port in the village of Cairnryan. Air[edit] The region also has no commercial airports; the nearest are Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Carlisle Lake District
Lake District
Airport. The region does host a number of private airfields. The town of Lockerbie
Lockerbie
was the scene of the Pan Am Flight 103
Pan Am Flight 103
terrorist attack on December 21, 1988. Roads[edit] The main roads to and from the region are:

A74(M) A75 A76 A77 A701 A709

The Port Line[edit] The mainline from Dumfries
Dumfries
railway station via Newton Stewart
Newton Stewart
to Stranraer
Stranraer
Harbour railway station, was closed under the Beeching Axe. The line previously connected London Euston and the West Coast Main Line with the ferries to Larne Harbour railway station
Larne Harbour railway station
and the Port of Belfast. The Port Road to Stranraer
Stranraer
being the last to go in June 1965 leaving only the original G&SWR main line open to serve the Stranraer. The Beeching Axe
Beeching Axe
cutting the Castle Douglas
Castle Douglas
and Dumfries
Dumfries
Railway and Portpatrick
Portpatrick
and Wigtownshire
Wigtownshire
Railway has resulted in adverse mileage to connect Stranraer
Stranraer
with a longer line via Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock
and Ayr. Emergency services[edit] The Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Constabulary (Dissolved 2013 and now Police Scotland) is the police force for the region, and is the smallest in the United Kingdom. Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Fire and Rescue Service provide firefighting services across the region. The Coastguard, Lifeboats, Moffat
Moffat
mountain rescue and Galloway
Galloway
Mountain Rescue also offer emergency services across Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway. Nith Inshore Rescue is based at Glencaple. This an independent lifeboat providing water rescue cover for the River Nith, surrounding rivers and inland water. Nith Inshore Rescue is a declared facility for HM Coastguard
Coastguard
who are the control centre and overseeing authority responsible for call outs. NHS Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
provide healthcare services across the region. The two main hospitals are the Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Royal Infirmary in Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Community Hospital in Stranraer. Education[edit] Dumfries
Dumfries
& Galloway
Galloway
Council provides nursery, primary and secondary education across the region. Alternative Schools[edit]

Kilquhanity School

Nurseries and primary schools[edit] For a list of nurseries and primary schools see this page. Secondary schools[edit]

Stranraer
Stranraer
Academy.

Annan Academy Castle Douglas
Castle Douglas
High School Dalbeattie
Dalbeattie
High School Douglas Ewart High School, Newton Stewart Dalry Secondary School Dumfries
Dumfries
Academy Dumfries
Dumfries
High School Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbright
Academy Langholm
Langholm
Academy Lockerbie
Lockerbie
Academy Maxwelltown High School, Dumfries Moffat
Moffat
Academy Sanquhar
Sanquhar
Academy St Joseph's College Stranraer
Stranraer
Academy Wallace Hall Academy, Thornhill

Wildlife[edit] The region is known as a stronghold for several rare and protected species of amphibian, such as the Natterjack toad
Natterjack toad
and the Great crested newt.[16] There are also RSPB
RSPB
Nature Reserves at the Mull of Galloway,[17] Wood of Cree ( Galloway
Galloway
Forest Park),[18] Ken Dee Marshes (near Loch Ken)[19] and Mereshead (near Dalbeattie
Dalbeattie
on the Solway Firth)

Welcome sign

Outdoor activities[edit] There are five of the world class 7Stanes[20] mountain biking centres in Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
at Dalbeattie, Mabie, Ae, Glentrool and Kirroughtree. The Sustrans Route 7[21] long distance cycle route also runs through the region. There is excellent hill walking in the Moffat Hills,[22] Lowther Hills
Lowther Hills
[23] the Carsphairn and Scaur Hills
Carsphairn and Scaur Hills
[24] and Galloway
Galloway
Hills.[25] The Southern Upland Way[26] coast to coast walk passes through Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
and the 53 mile long Annandale Way [27] travels from the Solway Firth
Solway Firth
into the Moffat
Moffat
hills near the Devil's Beef Tub. There is also fresh water sailing on Castle Loch at Lochmaben[28] and at various places on Loch Ken[29][30] Loch Ken
Loch Ken
also offers waterskiing and wakeboarding. [31] The Solway Firth
Solway Firth
coastline offers endless fishing, caravaning and camping, walking and sailing opportunities. Arts and culture[edit] Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
is well known for its arts and cultural activities as well as its natural beauty. The major festivals including the region-wide Dumfries
Dumfries
& Galloway Arts Festival and Spring Fling Open Studios. Other festivals include Big Burns Supper in Dumfries
Dumfries
and the Wigtown Book Festival in Wigtown - Scotland's national book town. Towns and villages[edit] Main settlements in bold text.

Ae, Airieland, Airds of Kells, Annan, Anwoth, Ardwell Beattock, Beeswing, Borgue, Brydekirk Caerlaverock, Cairngaan, Cairnryan, Cargenbridge, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, Castle Kennedy, Clarencefield, Corsock, Creetown Dalbeattie, Dalton, Dornock, Drumlanrig, Drummore, Dumfries, Dundrennan, Dunscore Eastriggs, Ecclefechan, Eskdalemuir Garlieston, Gatehouse of Fleet, Glenluce, Gretna Green, Gretna Haugh of Urr, Hoddom Isle of Whithorn Johnsfield, Johnstonebridge Keir, Kelloholm, Kippford, Kirkbean, Kirkcolm, Kirkcudbright, Kirkconnel, Kirkinner, Kirkpatrick Durham Langholm, Leswalt, Locharbriggs, Lochmaben, Lockerbie Middleshaw, Millhousebridge, Mochrum, Moffat, Moniaive, Muirhead Mull of Galloway New Abbey, New Galloway, New Luce, Newton Stewart, Newton Wamphray Palnackie, Parton, Penpont, Portpatrick Parkgate Robgill Tower, Ringford Ruthwell, Sandhead, Sanquhar, Sorbie, St. John's Town of Dalry, Stoneykirk, Stranraer Terregles, Thornhill, Twynholm, Templand Unthank Wanlockhead, Whithorn, Wigtown

Places of interest[edit] Main articles: Scheduled monuments in Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
and List of Category A listed buildings in Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway Moniaive
Moniaive
the jewel in the crown of Dumfries
Dumfries
& Galloway

Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle
- Historic Scotland Caerlaverock
Caerlaverock
NNR (national nature reserve) Cardoness Castle Cream o' Galloway Corsewall Lighthouse, privately owned HM Factory, Gretna, Eastriggs
Eastriggs
- site of a munitions factory[32] during the World War I Drumlanrig Castle Dunragit Galloway
Galloway
Forest Park, Forestry Commission Galloway
Galloway
Hydro Electric Scheme, Scottish Power Glenlair
Glenlair
- home of 19th century physicist James Clerk Maxwell Glenluce
Glenluce
Abbey Isle of Whithorn
Isle of Whithorn
Castle Kenmure Castle
Kenmure Castle
- a seat of the Clan Gordon Loch Ken MacLellan's Castle, Kirkcudbright Mull of Galloway
Galloway
- RSPB/South Rhins Community Development Trust Motte of Urr Ruthwell
Ruthwell
Cross Samye Ling
Samye Ling
Tibetan Monastery Southern Upland Way
Southern Upland Way
- long distance footpath Sweetheart Abbey, New Abbey Threave Castle WWT Caerlaverock - a reserve of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Council political composition[edit] Before 2007, the council consisted of 47 councillors elected for a four-year term. 13 Council wards were introduced for the 2007 election with each ward returning three or four members for a five-year term by the single transferable vote system of election. This system was introduced by the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004,[33] as a means of ensuring a reasonably proportionately representative outcome. 2003–2007[edit] The result of the 2003 election returned a council with no party having overall control.[34] A 'silver' coalition was first formed involving all parties but Conservative
Conservative
and Labour, after this coalition resigned[35] Labour took minority control of the council. The following number of councillors were elected for each party as follows:

Party Councillors

Labour 14

Independent 12

Conservative 11

Scottish National Party 5

Liberal Democrat 5

2007–2011[edit] The result of the 2007 election returned the following number of councillors for each party as follows:

Party Councillors

Conservative 18

Labour 14

Scottish National Party 10

Liberal Democrat 3

Independent 2

After the resignation of Bruce Hodgson ( Conservative
Conservative
councillor for the Abbey ward) a by-election was held on 1 May 2008, with Michael Thomson (Conservative) being returned as the replacement councillor.[36] On Tuesday 20 May 2008, Councillor Robert Higgins stood down as Scottish National Party
Scottish National Party
(SNP) Group Leader, after he received a triple driving ban for reckless driving.[37] Similarly Councillor John Charteris Conservative
Conservative
was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £500 after he admitted to drunk driving at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Friday, 29 August 2008[38] 2012–2017[edit]

Party Councillors

Labour 15

Conservative 14

Scottish National Party 10

Liberal Democrat 1

Independent 7

The council was controlled by a Conservative
Conservative
and Scottish National Party (SNP) coalition until late 2013, when the resignation of seven Conservative
Conservative
councillors left the coalition without an outright majority.[39] The council was then controlled from October 2013 by a Labour and SNP coalition[40] until June 2014 when the SNP left due to concerns about how a decision was taken to site a learning hub in Dumfries.[41] The council was then run by a minority administration led by Scottish Labour and Craig Peacock an Independent until the 2017 Scottish local elections. 2017–2022[edit] The result of the 2017 election returned the following number of councillors for each party as follows:

Party Councillors

Conservative 16

Scottish National Party 11

Labour 11

Liberal Democrat 1

Independent 4

Current Councillors[edit] By political groupings. Conservative
Conservative
and Unionist[edit]

Graham Bell Ian Blake Ian Carruthers Group Leader Karen Carruthers John Charteris Douglas Fairbairn Andrew Giusti Patsy Gilroy Ivor Hyslop David Inglis David James Malcolm Johnstone Gail MacGregor Graham Nicol Group Depute Leader Matthew Ronnie

Labour[edit]

James H Dempster Archie Dryburgh Jeff Leaver Sean W Marshall John Martin David J McKie Elaine Murray Group Leader Ronnie Nicholson Tommy Sloan David Stitt Adam Wilson

Scottish National Party
Scottish National Party
(SNP)[edit]

Dougie Campbell John Campbell Rob Davidson Group Leader Katie Hagmann Secretary Andrew Ferguson Tracey Little Henry McClelland Ros Surtees Stephen Thompson Group Depute Leader Andrew S Wood John Young

Independent[edit]

Iain Howie Jane Maitland Jim McColm

Liberal Democrat[edit]

Richard Brodie

Non-Aligned[edit]

Willie Scobie

Gallery[edit]

Dalveen Pass from Comb Head summit, near Thornhill, Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway, Scotland.

Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
(Scotland)

Orchardton Tower, Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway, Scotland

Caerlaverock
Caerlaverock
National Nature Reserve. View across the Nith Estuary, close to the Solway Firth, Dumfries
Dumfries
& Galloway.

Tongland Power station.

Mull of Galloway
Galloway
headland.

Mull of Galloway
Galloway
Lighthouse.

A Machars
Machars
beach.

Machars
Machars
Coastline looking south from Cruggleton Castle.

The remains of Cruggleton Castle.

The Machars, as viewed from Torrs Warren with Luce Bay
Luce Bay
standing between.

The Devil's Beef Tub.

Port William harbour.

Moffat.

River Nith
River Nith
Estuary.

See also[edit]

Anglo-Scottish border Fire and Rescue Authority (Scotland)

References[edit]

^ http://www.visitsouthernscotland.com/ ^ http://www.mull-of-galloway.co.uk ^ The Glenkens ^ Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Scotland
Proceedings of the Society Feb 11th 1924 ANCIENT BORDER HIGHWAYS by Harry R G Inglis Archived 2007-06-12 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Information of Nith Estuary National Scenic area ^ Roman Britain.org - Ward Law Archived December 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Dumfries
Dumfries
Museum - The Brow Well ^ Forestry Commission
Forestry Commission
web page on Mabie Forest and its facilities ^ Scotland's Natural Nature Reserves page on the Kirkconnell Flow ^ National Museum of Costume
National Museum of Costume
web site ^ Information on East Stewartry National Scenic Area ^ Auchencairn
Auchencairn
Initiative walk from Balcary to Rascarrel ^ RSPB
RSPB
website - Mersehead page ^ Information on Fleet Valley National Scenic Area ^ http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/types/type_page.jsp?unit_type=SCO_CNTY ^ "Rallying cry from frog stronghold". BBC News. 6 May 2008.  ^ The RSPB: Mull of Galloway ^ The RSPB: Wood of Cree ^ The RSPB: Ken-Dee Marshes ^ Website for the 7Stanes
7Stanes
Mountain Bike Trails. ^ Route 7 on Sustrans website Archived March 10, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Website with walking routes in the Moffat
Moffat
hills ^ Website on walking in the Durisdeer and Lowther hills ^ Website with information on walking routes in the Carsphairn
Carsphairn
and Scaur hills ^ Website with information on walking routes in the Galloway
Galloway
hills ^ Website for the Southern Upland Way. ^ Annandale
Annandale
Way website ^ Annandale
Annandale
Sailing Club's website ^ Website for Loch Ken
Loch Ken
Marina ^ Website for water ski-ing on Loch Ken ^ Website for Crossmichael Marina Archived March 10, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. ^ http://www.devilsporridge.co.uk/ ^ See also Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website ^ "BBC NEWS – VOTE 2003 – Dumfries
Dumfries
& Galloway". BBC News.  ^ Rinaldi, Giancarlo (9 February 2006). "Tax defeat leads to resignation". BBC News.  ^ DGC -Document: By-Election For Abbey Ward - Result[permanent dead link] ^ "Drive ban councillor quits posts". BBC News. 20 May 2008.  ^ " Councillor lands drink-drive ban". BBC News. 29 August 2008.  ^ " Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Council deadlock meeting planned". BBC News. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.  ^ "Labour and SNP form Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Council coalition". BBC News. 1 October 2013.  ^ "SNP quits Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
Council ruling coalition". BBC News. 2 June 2014. 

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