CASTLE DOUGLAS, a burgh of barony and police burgh of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
DALBEATTIE, a police burgh of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
MAXWELLTOWN, a burgh of barony and police burgh of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
CREETOWN, a seaport of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
Ker-k g -bri), a royal and police burgh, and county town of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
A survey of the Uplands, therefore, presents in succession from south-west to north-east the Kirkcudbrightshire and Ayrshire mountain moors, the Lowthers, the Moffat hills, the Moorfoots and the Lammermuirs.
The highest summit in the south of Scotland - Merrick (2764 ft.) - consists of Silurian strata much altered by proximity to the granite, while the rest of the more prominent heights (all in Kirkcudbrightshire) - Rinns of Kells (2668 ft.), Cairnsmuir of Carsphairn (2612), and Cairnsmore of Fleet (2331) - are formed of granite.
Balmae, on the southern shore of Kirkcudbrightshire, the coast south of Girvan and the limestone quarries of the Stinchar and Girvan valleys, in Ayrshire, for shells, trilobites, corals, &c.
With the exception of the counties of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness, Sutherland and Inverness, granite is quarried in every shire in Scotland, but the industry predominates in Aberdeenshire, and is of considerable importance in Kirkcudbrightshire; limestone is quarried in half of the counties, but especially in Midlothian and Fife; large quantities of paving-stones are exported from Caithness and Forfarshire, and there are extensive slate quarries at Ballachulish and other places in Argyllshire, which furnishes three-fourths of the total supply.
Stewartries ceased with the abolition of hereditary jurisdictions in 1748, though Kirkcudbrightshire still bears the designation.
See Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire.
NEW ABBEY, a parish and village of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.