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Scottish Gaelic Clachan Ghlinn Lus
Street train in Glenluce
Street train in Glenluce
Coordinates 54 ° 53 ′  N , 4 ° 49 ′  W Coordinates: 54 ° 53 ′  N , 4 ° 49 ′  W
Glenluce (Scotland)
Residents 635 2011 census
ZIP code section DG8
prefix 01581
Part of the country Scotland
Council area Dumfries and Galloway
British Parliament Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Parliament Galloway and West Dumfries

Glenluce ( Gaelic : Clachan Ghlinn Lus ) is a village in the Scottish Council Area Dumfries and Galloway or the traditional county of Wigtownshire . It is located around 14 kilometers east of Stranraer near the confluence of the Water of Luce in Luce Bay . Glenluce marks the north-western end of the Machars peninsula .


The name of the town of Glenluce comes from its location in the valley of the same name. It is derived from the Latin Vallis Lucis ("Valley of Light"). During the Roman occupation of Britain there was a Roman camp on the banks of the Water of Luce at the location of the village. In the late 12th century, Lochlann of Galloway donated the Cistercian Abbey of Glenluce Abbey . The abbey, which is now in ruins, was secularized in 1602 . In the 1590s, the Hay clan built the Tower House Castle of Park, a fortification at Glenluce. In modern times, the agricultural town received a car museum and a golf course.

As part of two censorship surveys in the 19th century, around 900 people were counted in Glenluce. According to the result of 725 inhabitants in 1971, the number of inhabitants initially decreased, but recovered to 635 in 2011.


The A75 trunk road ( Stranraer - Gretna Green ) touches Glenluce and connects the town. The A747 , which opens up the Machars peninsula, begins at the eastern edge . In 1861 the village received a station along the newly opened Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway . In the course of the Beeching ax , the line was closed in 1965 and the station abandoned.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Information from the Scottish Parliament
  2. a b Entry in the Gazetteer for Scotland
  3. Entry on Glenluce  in Canmore, the database of Historic Environment Scotland (English)
  4. Scheduled Monument - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .
  5. ^ Information in the Gazetteer for Scotland
  6. 2011 census
  7. Information on Glenluce train station

Web links

Commons : Glenluce  - collection of images, videos and audio files