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I haven't lived in Dumfries for any length of time apart from holidays since I left to go to study when I was 17. Make no mistake about it though, I am and always will be a Dumfries boy. I still go back for family visit holidays.

Dumfries is a pretty little town with its own charm and a friendly welcome. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside of broad valleys and rolling hills still undiscovered by the hoard masses who unwiittingly steam by not knowing what they are missing. It has a rich and sometimes gruesome history.

As well as Dumfries' seemingly well known connections with Rabbie Burns, it was a day of blood shed in Dumfries on 10th February 1306 that Robert the Bruce lit the spark that led to his coronation as King of Scots seven weeks later and his eventual victory gaining Scottish independence at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

In 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie rolled into town at the head of his jacobite rebel army. It was in Dumfries where he demanded the locals handover their footwear to be used instead by his troops.

There's plenty more.

Keep well.

  • Last visit to Dumfries: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated Oct 31, 2010
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