Drysal

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Fields near Lockerbie: marshy aurie near the remeens o a Roman camp.
Castlehill: the plantation ahint the hilltap ferm conteens twa circular sattlement sites, presumably Airn Age. The view is fae the corner o Fox Covert, at the edge o Birkshaw Forest.
Memorial for the veectims of Pan Am Flicht 103 (Lockerbie bombin)

Drysal[1] (English: Dryfesdale (/ˈdrfsdl/)[2] ) is a ceevil pairish in the historical coonty o Dumfriesshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.

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The pairish kirk o Drysal, locatit in the centre o Lockerbie, wis dedicatit tae Saunt Cutbear (Cuthbert). In 1116 it belangt til the See o Gallowa.[3]

The ceevil pairish o Drysal includes the toun o Lockerbie that has apparent existit syne the daays o Viking influence in this pairt o Scotland in the speal aroond 900 AD (CE). The name o Lockerbie means Lockard's ferm in the Auld Norse leid. The presence o the remeens o a Roman camp ae mile til the wast o the toun suggests its oreegins micht hae been even earlier. Lockerbie first entert recordit history as Lokardebi in 1306.

Strang auld tours wis at Netherplace, Auld Waws, Kirktoun Mains, Myreheid, and Daltonheuk.

Remeens o aicht camps, some square or Roman, ithers circular o Caledonian, occur in different places, maistly on hilltaps. Twa o thaim, Roman an Caledonian, face ilk ither on hills til the nor'east o Bengall veelage.[4]

Pan Am Flicht 103[eedit | eedit soorce]

Drysal Seemetry haes the main UK memorial til the veectims o the bombin o Pan Am Flicht 103 that occurt on 21 December 1988 ower the toun o Lockerbie. Thare is a semi-circular stane waw in the Gairden o Rememberance wi the names an nationalitys o aw the veectims alang wi individual funeral stanes an memorials. Inside the chaipel thare is a beuk o rememberance.

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Coordinates: 55°07′12″N 3°21′25″W / 55.120°N 3.357°W / 55.120; -3.357