Kirkcudbrightshire

historic county in south-west Scotland

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

Kirkcudbrightshire
Flag of Kirkcudbrightshire

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".

TownsEdit

Kirkcudbright, county town

Castle Douglas

Dalbeattie

Gatehouse of Fleet

Maxwelltown

Minnigaff

New Galloway

St John's Town of Dalry

VillagesEdit

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.