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Sandhead, Dumfries and Galloway

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Sandhead, Dumfries and Galloway

Sandhead is a small village on the eastern coast of The Rhins, Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, south west Scotland, located near RAF West Freugh. It overlooks Luce Bay, 7 miles south of Stranraer. The old main road, named "Main Street", runs through the village, but the A716 now bypasses it with a narrow and twisting carriageway. The village developed as a strip village with a smithy and a school by 1850. Sandhead Bay was used for landing lime and later coal.
Post townStranraer
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyWigtownshire
OS GridNX0950
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01776-830

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