Truckell Prize

The Truckell Prize commemorates the late A.E. Truckell and his outstanding contribution to local studies in Dumfries and Galloway. It is open to all-comers (with the exception of previous winners of the prize) for an original, unpublished (and not submitted for consideration for publication elsewhere) research paper on a human or natural-history topic relating to the geographical area covered by the three former counties of Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire. Further details governing the award of the prize and the submission of entries be found here.

Winners of the Truckell Prize


Stuart McCulloch for his paper Personal Allegiance in South West Scotland: 1286–1356. This was published in Volume 84 Transactions.


Jacky Card for her work on the Crichton Gardens. This was published in Volume 86 of the Transactions as The Crichton Royal Institution Gardens: From Inception to 1933. This was published in Volume 86 of the Transactions.


Christoph Otte for a research paper entitled The Place-Names of the Parish of Lochmaben — Reconstructing the Settlement Landscape of Early Medieval Dumfriesshire, c. 600–1000 AD. This was published in Volume 90 of the Transactions.


Gary Hutchison for a research paper entitled Wigtown Burghs, 1832–1868: A Rotten Burgh District?. This will appear in Volume 91 of the Transactions


Alistair Livingston for a research paper entitled Reassessing the Galloway Levellers

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