The 16th and final title in the Scottish series narrated by Cora Bissett. Covering Dumfires and Galloway and South Ayrshire.

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Find out why many thousands of weddings have been held at Gretna and why the Blacksmith's anvil is such an iconic image. Did you know that the greatest munitions factory on earth was once here, with 125 miles of railway track and 9 miles of buildings.
Find out why it is was called the 'devils Porridge'by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

We travel into Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murdered a rival in a kirk here and Robert Burns died and is buried here. At nearby Sweetheart Abbey lies the buried heart of John Balliol, with his beloved wife the Lady of Galloway. At another nearby Abbey - Dundrennan Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night in Scotland.
The Colvend Coast is a romantic place with pretty villages set amoungst the hills and cliffs, with fine beaches and far reaching views.

Kirkcudbright is an ancient port dominated by Maclellan's castle, built to stop the pirates by the local lairds who had benefited greatly from this illegal trade, at the insistance of Queen Elizabeth the 1st. Once home to E.A.Hornel and very popular with artists today.

Gatehouse of Fleet was founded as a mill community and is a pretty settlement on the banks of the river Fleet. Burns wrote 'Scots Ha'e' here and Dorothy Sawers wrote the novel 'Five red herrings' here.
Castle Douglas is a busy retail centre for the agricultural hinterland and nearby Threave castle, on an island in the river, was once the stronghold of Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway.
We travel on to Balmaclellan and New Galloway and the Galloway Forest Park- an area of forestry some five times the size of Greater Glasgow that can be seen from space.

Pass through Newton Stewart and onwards to Wigtown - the book town - with less than a thousand folk and more than a quarter of a million books!
Down the Machars to Whithorn - the first church ever built in the country and founded by St Ninian - Scotland's first saint.
It pre-dates Iona by a century.

Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway - the most southerly point in Scotland with views over to the Antrim Hills and the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland and to the Isle of Man and the Lake District.
Portpatrick and the Rhinns of Galloway has a number of fine gardens all benifiting from the Gulf Stream and mild micro climate.
Stranraer is the main ferry terminal to Ireland and sits at the head of Loch Ryan.

We travel over the moorland and into Carrick and Southern Ayrshire, passing famous places like Turnberry Golf Course and Culzean Castle and then across the county via Cumnock and back into Dumfries and Galloway at Sanquhar. The Admiral Crichton was born hereabouts.

Drumlanrig Castle pictured above is the next place en-route and the centre-piece of the Dumfrieshire estates of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry located near the village of Thornhill.

From here we travel through the Dalveen Pass to Crawford and south to Moffat.
Moffat was a Spa town and is a busy tourist centre still, It has the narrowest Hotel in the country and they say is also home to the shortest and narrowest street.

Travel south to Lockerbie and over Eskdalemuir to Langholm.
Thomas Telford, the engineer who is buried in Westminster Abbey and Hugh MacDiarmid, founder of the S.N.P. are both famous sons of this town.

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