Alex Anderson

The ‘Old Edinburgh Road’ in Dumfriesshire and Galloway

Recent, History

TDGNHAS Series III, 84 (2010), 101(3.44 MB)


The ‘Old Edinburgh Road’ marked on Ordnance Survey maps of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright forms part of a route of great antiquity. A brief summary of its history before the turnpike era was given by the writer in a previous paper.2 The following notes are intended as an amplification of this and its extensions into Dumfriesshire and Wigtownshire, based on observations made in the intervening forty years.