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Creetoun
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Creetoun is locatit in Dumfries an Gallowa
Creetoun
Creetoun
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
Population750 
Cooncil aurie
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounNEWTON STEWART
Postcode destrictDG8
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54°54′00″N 4°23′00″W / 54.9°N 4.383333°W / 54.9; -4.383333Coordinates: 54°54′00″N 4°23′00″W / 54.9°N 4.383333°W / 54.9; -4.383333

Creetoun is a smaw seaside toun in the Stewartry o' Kirkcoubrie, that forms part o Gallowa in the Dumfries an Gallowa cooncil aurie in sooth-wast Scotland.

John Knox stayed at Barholm Castle as guest o the MacCullochs o Barholm in 1566 while oan a preaching Tour o Gallowa.

John Keats an his frien Charles Armitage Brown stayed at a howf here oan thair traivelin tour o Scotland in 1818. [1]

Thomas Brown, the metaphysician (1778–1820), wis a native o the parish in whilk Creetoun lies.

The Clock Toor commemorates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

The Ellangowan Hotel wis used tae portray the interior o the Green Man public hoose in Robin Hardy's feature, The Wicker Man in 1973.

Mary Duchess of Bedford and her co-pilot C D Bernard in 1929

Mary, Duchess o Bedford "the Flying Duchess", kep ae permanent landing strip (AA approved) [2] fae aboot 1926, used whin travelling tae her hame, nearby Cairnsmore Hoose.

Cairnsmore Hoose

Hideo furuta (1949-2007) wis a Japanese sculptor, born in Hiroshima, wha settled at Creetoun. He worked the Creetoun granite fae the disused Kirkmabreck quarry. His wirk kin be seen in the redesign o Adamson Square.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Walker, Carol Kyros (1992). Walking North With Keats. New Haven and London: Yale University. pp. 236–237. ISBN 0 300 04824 6.
  2. http://www.ukairfieldguide.net/airfields/Cairnsmore-House