Auldgirth

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Auldgirth
The Auldgirth Inn - an old coaching Inn on the A76.jpg
The Auldgirth Inn, an auld coachin inn on the A76 road.
Auldgirth is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Auldgirth
Auldgirth
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
OS grid referenceNX9186
Cooncil area
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Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounDumfries
Diallin code01387
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55°09′N 3°43′W / 55.15°N 03.71°W / 55.15; -03.71Coordinates: 55°09′N 3°43′W / 55.15°N 03.71°W / 55.15; -03.71

Auldgirth is a veelage on the A76 road in the historical coonty o Dumfriesshire, in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.[1] The veelage featurs the Auldgirth Inn, and the umwhile Auldgirth Primary School that closed in 2000.[2] Oreeginal the woners o Auldgirth flitted til the schame, situatit neist til the A76, bit in recent years this haes eikit til the ootby auries acause o renewin programmes. The name Auldgirth is fae the Middle English leid ald(e) girth, meanin "auld girth".[3] At ae-time it had a mannit railwey station, situatit ae mile sooth o the veelage, juist afore the clachan o Dalswintoun. Carse Loch an Freers Carse kintra-hoose hottle is locatit nearby.

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  1. "Auldgirth". Scottish Places. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. "Holywood Primary School". Dumfries and Galloway Council. Archived frae the original on 17 Mey 2015. Retrieved 17 Mey 2015.
  3. Williamson, May G. (1942). The Non-Celtic Place-names of the Scottish Border Counties (PDF). University of Edinburgh (Unpublished PhD Thesis). p. 115. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 21 August 2014.