Kirkcudbrightshire

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Kirkcudbrightshire

Kirkcudbrightshire is a Scottish 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 of 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 is named after the town of Kirkcudbright, which means "Cuthbert's church".

Towns[change | change source]

Kirkcudbright, county town

Castle Douglas

Dalbeattie

Gatehouse of Fleet

Maxwelltown

Minnigaff

New Galloway

St John's Town of Dalry

Villages[change | change source]

Auchencairn

Balmaclellan

Carsphairn

Carsethorn

Creetown

Crocketford

Kirkbean

Kirkgunzeon

Laurieston


New Abbey

Ringford

Springholm

Twynholm



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