Friday, 5 May 2017


Click on photos for clearer version. Many thanks to those whose photos and videos we have used.

Above, we see Sandyhills, in Dumfries and Galloway.

On the right, is Sandyhills Campsite, in Dumfries and Galloway.

Above, we see the view from the Anchor Hotel, in Kipford, in Dumfries and Galloway.


"Dumfries and Galloway visitor numbers and the economy are growing thanks to tourism."

Dumfries and Galloway economy growing thanks to tourism.

Above, we see Rockcliffe, in Dumfries and Galloway.

Rockcliffe, in Dumfries and Galloway.

"Just 432 individuals own more than half of Scotland's non-public land."

Aristocrats, tycoons and billionaires

Dumfries Show.

The Levellers, in the 17th century, were opposed to the rich taking over the land of the poor.

"Patrick Murdoch of Cumloden started enclosing land in Galloway for extensive beef ranching.

"Other ‘land owners’ quickly followed, evicting cottars and whole villages from their homes and lands.

"But Galloway - our Galloway - didnae stand for that. The new barns burned, the new dykes were thrown down.

"And so the land-owners sent out for the army, and the army came and crushed yet another of Galloway’s popular, radical revolts, and now the walls stand."

It's time tae rise as levellers again .


"The funds from the Common Agriculture Policy are paid largely to the owners of large farms - who are (of necessity) already hugely wealthy people."

It's time tae rise as levellers again .

Guid Nychburris Day, Dumfries.

People associated with Dumfries and Galloway include:
Earl of AnnandaleRaehills, Dumfries and Galloway and Lochwood Castle
Earl of StairLochinch Castle, Wigtownshire
Duke of Buccleuch and QueensberryDrumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway
Earl of GallowayCumloden House, Wigtownshire
The founder of the Keswick dynasty, which runs Jardine Matheson, was born, in 1834, in Dumfries and Galloway. 

The N.M. Rothschild bank has long connections to the Keswick family.


The Samye Ling Centre, in Eskdalemuir, in Dumfries and Galloway, "is at the centre of a police investigation into sex abuse...

"The claims that the centre is a hotbed of abuse as well as drug-taking have prompted a four-month police inquiry..."

Abuse alleged at monastery for Tibet exiles 

Choje Akong Rinpoche, the founder of Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Scotland, died during a confrontation over money in the Chinese city of Chengdu. [19][20]


"Residents of Merkland care unit in Moffat were routinely abused by officer in charge Peter Harley, from 1977 until 1982.

"He was jailed for 15 years in 1996 after admitting 17 charges of sexually abusing and assaulting young boys.

"Harley was released early from prison."


Thousands of children in Dumfries and Galloway live with an alcoholic or drug-addict parent - 'significantly worse than the Scottish average'.


The Dumfries and Galloway area is among the 'safest in Scotland' - BBC News..

However, Dumfries and Galloway has had a number of 'mysterious deaths'.
Wickerman founder Jamie Gilroy dies in hospital after gun injuryYoung rugby star found dead on family farm / Businessman died suddenly. / Teenager dies. / Shooting is probed

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