Rivvel, Dumfries an Gallowa
Rivvel's maist famous residenter wis the Rev. Dr. Henry Duncan FRSE (1774-1846). He wis a meenister, author, antiquarian, geologist, publisher, philanthropist, airtist, an businessman. In 1810 Dr Duncan appent the warld's first saufins baunk, peyin interest on its investor's cannie saufins. The Savings Bank Museum tells the story o early hame saufins in Breetain.
In 1818, Dr Duncan sortit the Rivvel Cross, ane o the finest Anglo-Saxon crosses in the Unitit Kinrick, noo in Rivvel Kirk, that hid been upbreuk in the Scots Reformation. This cross is kenspeckle for its sculptur an inscribins in Laitin an in Auld English, some in Anglo-Saxon runes that include excerpts fae the Dream o the Ruid, an Auld English poem. Efter the Disruption o 1843 in the Kirk o Scotland, Dr Duncan becam ane o the foondin meenisters o the Free Kirk o Scotland.
Durin his youthheid, Robert Murray M'Cheyne spent his simmer halidays at Clarence Cot in the clachan o Clarencefield near Rivvel, the hame o his maternal aunt. Durin thir veesits he wad aften caw tae see "Uncle" Henry Duncan at the manse. M'Cheyne's paurents wis born in this pairt o Scotland.
The Brow Wall is situatit awmaist 2 mile wast o the veelage o Rivvel. This wall, staint reid-like bi the heich levels o airn sauts in the watter, is the place whaur Robert Burns howpit tae cuir his feenal ill bi drinkin the airn-rich watter.
The veelage wis aince served bi Ruthwell railwey station.
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