Urr Watter

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The Urr Watter as it flowes unner Auld Ramhill Brig (1798-1800) and New Ramhill Brig (1972) on the A75 near Castle Douglas in Kirkcoubrieshire

Urr Watter, Watter o Urr, or River Urr is a river that flowes in the historical coonties o Dumfriesshire an Kirkcoubrieshire in soothwast Scotland.

Coorse[eedit | eedit soorce]

Enteerly within Dumfries an Gallowa, the Urr Watter oreeginates at Loch Urr an flowes for 35 mile soothwart past Corsock, Glenlair, Auchendolly, Brig o Urr, The Hauch, an close tae Dawbeattie via Palnackie til the Solway Firth at Rough Firth. The veelage o Scaur (Kippford) staunds near the heid o the firth whaur the Urr Watter reaks the sea; the anely ither coastal sattlement o ony size is Rockcliffe. The principal sattlement on the watter is Dawbeattie. The watter is kenspeckelt for saumon fishin.[1]

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name 'Urr' is fae the Cumbric leid or meanin "a mairch, a boond, a leemit".[2]

Gailerie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Urr Watter
Urr Watter mooth

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. River Urr, glenlair.org.uk
  2. 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. p. 299. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 11 September 2014.

Coordinates: 54°50′N 3°50′W / 54.833°N 3.833°W / 54.833; -3.833