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Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

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Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

Annan is a former Scottish royal burgh. It's a well-built town, red sandstone being the material mainly used. Each year in July, Annan celebrates the Royal Charter and the boundaries of the Royal Burgh are confirmed when a mounted cavalcade undertakes the Riding of the Marches. Entertainment includes a procession, sports, field displays and massed pipe bands.
Post townANNAN
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNY1966
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01461
Populationest. 8,480 (2006)

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

Annand ~ Annandale

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

Annan.-- par., parl. and royal burgh, seaport, and market town, S. Dumfries-shire, on river Annan, near its mouth, 12 miles SE. of Dumfries by rail -- par., 10,915 ac., pop. 5516; parl. burgh, pop. 3366: royal burgh, pop. 4523; 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. It is an ancient town, and was the residence of the Bruce family. It carries on mfrs. of cotton and ropes, and has some shipping, and the port is sometimes called Annan-Waterfoot. Edward Irving (1792-1834), the famous preacher, was born here. The burgh unites with Dumfries, Lochmaben, Sanquhar, and Kirkcudbright in returning 1 member to Parl.

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