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The Whaup

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Whauphill is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictDG8
Diallin code01988
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
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54°48′00″N 4°29′00″W / 54.800°N 4.4833°W / 54.800; -4.4833Coordinates: 54°48′00″N 4°29′00″W / 54.800°N 4.4833°W / 54.800; -4.4833
the auld Whaup Hottle
site o the auld Whauphill railwey station
Cots near Mairch Ferm, The Whaup

The Whaup (English: Whauphill) is a smaw veelage locatit in the Machars in the historical coonty o Wigtounshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.[1]

The Whaup is a hub that uphauds the local industry, mainly fermin an agricultur. Thare is twa tractor shaps: a faimily-run Massey Ferguson dealerskip, an a brainch o Gordon's Agricultural Engineers. Thare is a brainch o Tarff, a kintra shap, and feed merchand. Thare is an aw a post office, and a veelage haw.

The Whaup uised tae hae a railway station, a veelage shap, a hottle, an a public hoose, but sadly the advent o the motor caur, an Lord Beecham endit the railwey station, and the veelage shap follaed quick. The hottle wis closed whan the change-keeper dee'd o cancer. Recent drink-drivin laws an an increase in alcohol taxin hid caused revenues in the public hoose tae faw til the pynt whaur it wis no langer viable and it closed. Cooncil cuts wis gaun tae cause the veelage haw tae close bit in an end tae the lang-term dwinnlin in The Whaup, a community group his noo taen control o the veelage haw fae the cooncil an is uisin it successfu tae rin local community events.

Namely fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Barnbarroch Hoose[eedit | eedit soorce]

Barnbarroch Hoose, the auncestral seat o the Vans Agnew faimily, wis a Classical hoose built in 1780, wi later addeetionsan remodelin bi John Claudius Loudon in 1806. The Hoose is noo a shell haein been burnt doun in 1942, killin Mrs Vans Agnew.[2]

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  1. "City (town) Whauphill: map, population, location". www.tiptopglobe.com. Archived frae the original on 29 November 2018. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2020.
  2. "Barnbarroch House, Whauphill - Buildings at Risk Register". www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk. Archived frae the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2020.