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Kirkcudbright,former county, Scotland: see KirkcudbrightshireKirkcudbrightshire
former county, SW Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Kirkcudbrightshire became (1975) part of the new Dumfries and Galloway region (now a council area).
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Kirkcudbright(kûrko͞o`brē), town (1991 pop. 3,406), Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland, at the head of the Dee estuary. It has granaries and creameries and is a market town and artists' colony. There are traces of an ancient wall and moat and of a McClellan clan castle (1582).
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(also Kurcudbrightshire), a county in Great Britain, in Scotland. Area, 2,300 sq km; population, 27,600 (1970). The administrative center is the city of Kirkcudbright.
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