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A region of southwest Scotland. The Mull of Galloway, a promontory on a peninsula on its southwest coast, is the southernmost point in Scotland.


1. (Placename) an area of SW Scotland, on the Solway Firth: consists of the former counties of Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, now part of Dumfries and Galloway; in the west is a large peninsula, the Rhinns of Galloway, with the Mull of Galloway, a promontory, at the south end of it (the southernmost point of Scotland)
2. (Breeds) a breed of hardy beef cattle, usually black, originally bred in Galloway


(ˈgæl əˌweɪ)

1. a historic region in SW Scotland.
2. one of a Scottish breed of beef cattle with a curly black coat.
3. one of a Scottish breed of small strong horses.
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Noun1.Galloway - a district in southwestern Scotland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
2.Galloway - breed of hardy black chiefly beef cattle native to Scotland
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
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Belted Galloways originated more than 300 years ago in the Galloway district of Scotland.
With a special interest in the Rare Breed Survival Trust, Danny intends to add to his list of animals alongside his Belted Galloways and Tamworth pigs.
We're working with about 15 common holders on the estate to introduce heritage Belted Galloways and will monitor them over the next 10 years with a view to increasing their number.
Glenrock Farm, known for its black-and-white Belted Galloways, was recently put on the market by Brian Ashworth, 62, and Susan Ashworth, 60.
Because the breed was developed in the rugged upcountry of Scotland, Belted Galloways have developed many survival characteristics such as a dense, shaggy winter coat, superb foraging abilities, and strong maternal instincts.
It already has 18 farmer members, and encompasses such native cattle breeds as Herefords, Welsh Blacks, Dexters and Belted Galloways.
This year the beefy Blacks were down to just one entry, that of Ray Hughes of Jameston, but other excellent exhibits included pedigree Limousins, Simmentals, Salers and Belted Galloways together with some remarkable commercial exhibits.
What are Lincoln Reds, Belted Galloways and Welsh Blacks all types of - cattle, potatoes or sheep?
Some people see our cows and think we have belted Galloways because they have the same black and white appearance, but belted Galloways are beef cattle.
Ideally, you want black gold, rare cow manure from belted Galloways that has been stacked for three to five years.