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Elrig Veelage
Elrig is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
OS grid referenceNX321477
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictDG8
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
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54°47′46″N 4°36′44″W / 54.79611°N 4.61222°W / 54.79611; -4.61222Coordinates: 54°47′46″N 4°36′44″W / 54.79611°N 4.61222°W / 54.79611; -4.61222

Elrig (Scots Gaelic: An Eileirg, meanin "the deer rin" is a clachan in the historical coonty o Wigtounshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland. It is locatit in the Machars, an is aboot 3 mile north o Port William.

Elrig is the birthplace o the author an naituralist Gavin Maxwell (1914-1969) that wis born at the Hoose o Elrig.[1] The hoose wis biggit in 1912 for his paurents Aymer an Leddy Mary Maxwell bi the airchitechts John Stewart & George Paterson. His boyheid is recoontit in The House of Elrig, publisht in 1965. The hoose an grunds o his faimily estate is preevat wi no public aiccess. [1]

Atween 1941 an 1946 the poet Oskar Kokoschka an his guidwife Olda spent several weeks ilk simmer wi the new awner o the House o Elrig, the fallae refugee, Czech Professor Emil Korner.[2]

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun's name derives fae the oreeginal Gaelic placename, An Eilreig. The Gaelic leid arrived in Gallowa in the 7t century an the leid wis strang yet in Wigtounshire in the 18t century.[2]

Auncient moniments[eedit | eedit soorce]

A staundin stane, the Carlin Stane, can be fund on The Drry, near til the heid o Elrig Loch, that is hame an aw til the remeens o a crannog. The ruins o a medieval chaipel can be fund at Barhobble, that is near til the Hoose o Elrig. Nane o the abuin anes is within Elrig itsel, bit is locatit relative near til teh sattlement in Mochrum pairish.[3]

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The cooncil aurie o Port William represents Barrachan, Port William, Mochrum, and Menreith as weel as Elrig. 885 fowk bide in the aurie.[4] Thare is 18 cooncillors that rin the region an the cooncil meets ilk month at the Talla MhicShuial in Port William. Elrig is in the 02 electoral destrict for the Comhairle na Roinne.[5]

Pairty Name Votes
Independent Greum Forster 1,330
Scots Conservative Pairty Roberta Tuckfield 859.3
SNP Seumas MacLuinge 741

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare is no rail service, bit thare is a bus service:

  • 415 Newton Stewart - Machair.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Maxwell, Gavin, 1914-1969. The house of Elrig. ISBN 9781906562762. OCLC 941069674.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)
  2. Transactions and Journal of Proceedings of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society. Third Series. Volume XI: 147
  3. http://www.whithorn.com/history-local-sites.asp?localsiteID=3
  4. "A' Chomhairle". Archived frae the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2020.
  5. "LGBC". Archived frae the original on 20 August 2019. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2020.
  6. Còmhdhail na Comhairle

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