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Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

Lockerbie is a town in the Dumfries and Galloway region of south-western Scotland. It lies approximately 75 miles from Glasgow, and 20 miles from the English border. It had a population of 4,009 at the 2001 census. The town came to international attention in December 1988 when the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed there following a terrorist bomb attack aboard the flight.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNY1381
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01576
Population4,009 (Census 2001)

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

Lockerbie, market town and police burgh with ry. sta., Dryfesdale par., Dumfriesshire, 14½ miles NE. of Dumfries and 316 NW. of London by rail, pop. 2029; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Lockerbie has several important sheep and cattle fairs, the lamb fair in August being the largest in Scotland. In the vicinity are the old tower of the Johnstones of Lockerbie, and Lockerbie House, seat.

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