Scaur, Dumfries an Gallowa

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Main road o Scaur
Kippford is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
Population140 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceNX838546
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounDalbeattie
Postcode destrictDG5
Diallin code01556
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
54°52′21″N 3°48′44″W / 54.87262°N 3.81236°W / 54.87262; -3.81236Coordinates: 54°52′21″N 3°48′44″W / 54.87262°N 3.81236°W / 54.87262; -3.81236

Scaur,[1][2] itherweys kent as Kippford, is a smaw veelage alang the Solway coast, in the historic coonty o Kirkcoubrieshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.

It is the hame til the maist expensive haudins in Dumfries an Gallowa, an is kent as "the Solway Riviera".


Scaur streetches alang the baunks o the mooth o the River Urr an in places is anely ae hoose wide, bein narraed in atween the forestit Mark Hill (kent local as the Muckle) an the sea. Scaur can anely be aiccesst bi caur bi a 1320 yaird road fae Barnbarroch that passes by Craigieknowes Gowf Coorse an twa campsites.

Scaur is linkit an aw tae Rockliffe that is 1.25 mile awa bi a scenic track kent as the Jubilee Paith. The paith passes parpen til the coast (an the veelage o Scaur) bit at a hie-er hicht. The paith can be uised tae aiccess Mark Hill an the Mote o Mark, a 5t-century hill fort.

Veesitors can cross the saunds til a smaw island cried Rough Island what the tide allous.

Views fae Scaur include the Cumbrian coast ootower the Solway Firth til the sooth. Til the wast Glen Isle can be seen, wi Screel in the backgrund.

Marine acteevitys[eedit | eedit soorce]

Scaur is a faur ben sailin veelage, wi mony smaw yachts anchort in the tidal mooth o the River Urr, an events guidit bi the Solway Yacht Club. The RNLI haes mainteent a station, nou fittit oot wi a D-cless lifeboat, in Scaur for the past 40 year. Scaur wis insnorlt an aw in the shipbiggin industry, awbeit on a gey smaw scale. A chandlers exists yet, an ludges can be fund ahint it, that indicate the boat-biggin acteevitys.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Atween Scour an Rockliffe lies the Mote o Mark, a hill fort. Victorian Scaur haed interests in the granite quarrelin industry, the pier noo uised bi the Solway Yacht Club bein an umwhile haundlin yaird for a smaw railwey line rinnin intil the hill til the east whaur a quarrel wis locatit.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Online Scots Dictionary". Archived frae the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2020.
  2. Kippford, Gazetteer for Scotland