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former county, Scotland: see WigtownshireWigtownshire
or Wigtown,
former county, SW Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Wigtownshire became (1975) part of the new Dumfries and Galloway region (now a council area).
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In the South Regional Challenge Cup, Threave Rovers beat Wigtown 4-2 and Spartans sank Peebles Rovers 2-0.
The couple didn't need much convincing to move from a village called Woodseaves in Staffordshire in 1998 to the beautifully secluded and peaceful setting of Glenturk, Wigtown, about 25 miles east of Stranraer.
Dumfries and Galloway is split into four operational areas, from west to east: Wigtown incorporating Stranraer, Wigtown & Newton Stewart; Stewartry incorporating Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie and Kirkcudbright; Nithsdale incorporating Dumfries, Thornhill and Sanquhar and; Annandale & Eskdale incorporating Annan, Lockerbie, Langholm and Moffat.
Unlucky Line of the Week prize goes to Malcolm MacDonald of Wigtown, who was close with a PS2 fivefold for PS3,375.
She made the comment at Wigtown Book Festival in Dumfries and Galloway where she launched a PS100,000 fundraising drive to help restore the house that inspired Peter Pan author J M Barrie.
Into which modern Scottish unitary authority have the former counties of Wigtown and Kirkcudbright been absorbed?
AN unlikely coup was landed when lowly Stranraer took on even lowlier Wigtown in the Scottish Cup last weekend.
3 Wigtown Book Festival, Dumfries & Galloway, Sept 23 - Oct 2 - Chris Brookmyre, Tam Dalyell, Tom Devine, and Janice Galloway, are among those confirmed to attend.
The manuscripts will be displayed during the Wigtown Book Festival in Dumfries and Galloway, which gets under way tomorrow.
London, Sep 19 (ANI): The handwritten pages by Harry Potter author J K Rowling will go on display at a book festival in Wigtown famously known as Scotland's National book town.
Sheilagh, of Wigtown, Dumfries, said: "It can get scary and cold at night but it's better than living on the streets.
Housed in three stunning buildings at Pacific Quay on the Clyde, the GSC brings science and technology to life through hundreds of interactive exhibits in the Science Mall, the uniqueAbove, take time out at one of the country's beautiful lochs and, below, Wigtown - Scotland's book capitalexperiences of the GSC IMAX Theatre and the Glasgow Tower.