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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.