The town is on the fringe of our Border regions but would still make a good base especially for the Johnstones, Maxwells and the Irvines.

Bonnie Prince Charlie passed through here with his weary army. Having walked to England and back they weren’t too happy and most of their footwear had given out. The town was only able to supply 25 new pairs so the soldiers took to stopping people on the street and robbing them of their shoes. Eventually Selkirk obliged by supplying 2000 pairs.

The town is associated with Robert Burns who spent the last three years of his life here. See his statue in the High Street. Notice the leaning mid-steeple.

Dumfries is an attractive town with much to offer both within the town and within a short drive.

Dumfries is well endowed with resource centres and it is a Mecca for those interested in family history. The facilities are excellent and the staff of the centres are invariably very helpful.


The Globe Inn

Situated just off the High Street, it was much frequented by Robert Burns. His favourite armchair 
is still there. 
You are advised not to attempt to sit in it.

 Morton Castle 

Drumlanrig Castle  




Around and About

At Dryfe Sands, near Lockerbie, was fought a fierce inter-clan battle between the Maxwells and the Johnstones.