Dumfries and Galloway
|Dumfries and Galloway|
|surface||6,426 km² (3.)|
|Population (2012)||150,830 (12.)|
Dumfries and Galloway [ dʌmˌfɹiːsənˈgæləweɪ ] ( Scottish Gaelic Dùn Phris agus an Gall-Ghaidhealaibh ) is one of 32 Council Areas in Scotland . In the north it borders on South Ayrshire , East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire , in the east on Scottish Borders and in the south on the English county of Cumbria . It is north of the Solway Firth and east of the Irish Sea .
Dumfries and Galloway includes three traditional counties ; in the east Dumfriesshire , in the center Kirkcudbrightshire and in the west Wigtownshire . The latter two are also known collectively as Galloway.
After Galloway were Galloway cattle named.
From 1975 to 1996 Dumfries and Galloway formed a Scottish region .
The Dumfries and Galloway region was formed in 1975 from the counties of Dumfriesshire , Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire . The region was divided into four districts :
In 1996 the regions and districts in Scotland were abolished and replaced by 32 council areas . The four districts of the Dumfries and Galloway region were dissolved and the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area was formed from across the region.
- Barsalloch Fort
- Caerlaverock Castle
- Cairnderry , Clyde tomb
- Cairnholy , Clyde tomb
- Corsewall Lighthouse
- Drumtroddan , row of stones
- Galloway Forest Park
- Glenluce Abbey
- Kilmorie Stone , Cross Slab
- Southern Upland Way
- Sweetheart Abbey
- see also: List of Category A structures in Dumfries and Galloway
- The Africa explorer Joseph Thomson (1858–1895) came from Penpont .
- The actress Ashley Jensen was born in Annan in 1969.
- Former Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard was born in Twynholm in 1971 .
- Actor Sam Heughan was born in New Galloway in 1980.
The Dumfries and Galloway Council has 43 seats, which are distributed among the parties as follows (as of May 2017):
|Scottish National Party||11|
In the referendum on whether Great Britain should remain in the European Union , in which Scotland voted with a clear majority of 62% to remain, almost 47% in Dumfries and Galloway voted for leaving the EU.
- ↑ Mid-2012 Population ( Memento from November 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
- ↑ May-2017 Results of the 2017 local elections. Dumgal.gov.uk, accessed on July 8, 2017 (English).
- ^ Giancarlo Rinaldi: Brexit: Voters 'doomed' or delighted in Dumfries. BBC News, June 24, 2016, accessed December 14, 2019 .