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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kirkcudbright

Pronounced (kir-coo-bree). It was made a royal burgh in 1453 and has a combination of Medieval, Georgian and Victorian buildings. Known as an artist community, it is also the only working harbour left on the Solway (the firth or bays long the coast border of Scotland and England). And it's lovely!


This last photo is of the Tolbooth. built between 1625 and 1629 and served not only as the tolbooth, but also the council offices, the burg and sheriff courts, the criminal prison and the debtors' prison. One of the most famous prisoners was John Paul Jones, hero of the American navy, who was born in nearby Kirkbean. Now it is an artist gallery and shop. The yellow building to the left is the tolbooth house where the keeper would have lived. 

6 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed our visit, it's a pity it's so far away from us in Fife. BTW it's Kir-cood-bree, or maybe that should be a 'y' on the end pronounced as in the name Shelby - if you see what I mean!

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    1. I got the pronunciation from Visit Scotland... hmm...https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/kirkcudbright-p239251

      It is a beautiful place! Thanks for taking me!

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  2. Peggy, I think you're a Scottish woman born in the wrong place!

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  3. Beautiful pictures of Scotland thanks to Peggy Ann and Katrina. Thanks so much.
    Lorraine Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lorraine. I use to live north of Pittsburgh, we were practically neighbors!

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