Kirkcudbrightshire

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Kirkcudbrightshire

Kirkcudbrightshire is a British county on the Solway Firth in the south-west of Scotland.

Its county town is Kirkcudbright.

Kirkcudbrightshire was known by other names in the past: East Galloway because it is the eastern part oif the old Kingdom of Galloway, and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, because it was once governed by a steward employed by the Lord of Galloway and not a sheriff appointed by the king.

Kirkcudbrightshire's name the town of Kirkcudbright, which means "Cuthbert's church".

For local government, the county is in the Dumfries and Galloway council area.