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Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway

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Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway

Dunscore is a small village which lies 9 miles northwest of Dumfries on the B729, in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. It has a population of about 150 people. There is a parish church, a pub, a post office and a tea room. The village hosts a gala event every August. It is the birthplace of the Church of Scotland missionary Jane Haining, one of only ten Holocaust victims from Scotland. The long abandoned Dunscore Old Kirk was located near Fardingwell Farm.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNX8684
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
 

Other names by which Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway has been known in the past

Dun Sgoir

Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dunscore, par. and vil., in co. and 9 miles NW. of Dumfries, 14,815 ac., pop. 1405; P.O.

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