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Dunscore veelage an War Memorial
Dunscore is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
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55°08′31″N 3°46′48″W / 55.142°N 3.7801°W / 55.142; -3.7801Coordinates: 55°08′31″N 3°46′48″W / 55.142°N 3.7801°W / 55.142; -3.7801

Dunscore (English: ['dʌnskə] / 'DUN-skuh', less common ['dunskɔ:] / 'DUN-score') is a smaw veelage that lies 9 mile nor'was o Dumfries on the B729 road, in the historical coonty o Dumfriesshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.

The veelage conseests o aboot 150 people, his a community rin public hoose, a post office, an a tea room.[1] The veelage hosts a gala event ilka August.[2]

It is the birthplace o the Kirk o Scotland meesionar Jane Haining (1897-1944), ane o the anely ten Holocaust veectims fae Scotland.

The Dunscore railwey station appent in 1905, an closed tae passengers in 1943 an tae guids in 1949. The station wis on the Cairn Valley Light Railway that ran tae Minnyhive fae Dumfries.

Craigenputtock Estate is within the ceevil pairish o Dunscore.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Dunscore is o Cumbric oreegin, formt o the elements dīn 'fort' and *ïsgor 'fortifeecation, rampairt'.[3][4] William J. Watson propones the meanin "fort o the bulwark o rampairt".[5]

The kirk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dunscore Auld Kirk buirial grund.

The're a pairish kirk in Dunscore.[6] The lang-abandont Dunscore Auld Kirk wis locatit near Fardingwell Ferm, atween Robert Burns's Ellisland Ferm and Robert Fersuson's Isle Tour.

In Thompsons 1832 map, Ellisland wis spelt Elliesland an was aside Isle Tour.[7]

The Laird o Lag's Toum is locatit at the survivn "Dunscore Auld Kirk" buirial grund, as is the graff o Caiptain Robert Riddell o Glenriddell, an associate o Robert Burns.

The kirk wis rebuilt intil a heritage centre in 2017, an featurs information o the Dunscore-born Jane Haining.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Village of Dunscore". Retrieved 20 Februar 2012.
  2. "Dunscore Village Gala". Retrieved 20 Februar 2012.
  3. James, Alan G. (2014). The Brittonic Language in the Old North: A Guide to the Place-name Evidence (PDF). Volume 2: Guide to the Elements. pp. 144, 215. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 11 September 2014.
  4. James, Alan G. (2013). "P-Celtic in Southern Scotland and Cumbria: A review of the place-name evidence for possible Pictish phonology" (PDF). The Journal of Scottish Name Studies: 56. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 2 Apryle 2015.
  5. Watson, William J. (1925). "The Celts (British and Gael) in Dumfriesshire and Galloway" (PDF). Transactions and Journal of Proceedings of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society. Third Series. XI: 147. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 31 August 2014.
  6. "Dunscore Parish Church". Archived frae the original on 26 Apryle 2011. Retrieved 20 Februar 2012.