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A town of southern Scotland south-southwest of Edinburgh. Robert Burns is buried here.


(Placename) a town in S Scotland on the River Nith, administrative centre of Dumfries and Galloway. Pop: 31 146 (2001)



1. Also called Dum•fries•shire (dʌmˈfrisˌʃɪər, -ʃər) a historic county in S Scotland.
2. a burgh of Dumfries and Galloway in S Scotland: burial place of Robert Burns. 57,149.
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The exact address is Baliol Cottage, near Dumfries.
He took a farm a few miles from Dumfries, and although since he had been parted from his Jean he had forgotten her time and again and made love to many another, he and she were now married, this time in good truth.
After the latter event he removed to the neighboring market-town of Dumfries, where he again renewed his companionship with unworthy associates.
But the Dumfries men levelled the score on the half hour when John O'Neil scored from the spot after Martin Hughes had been hauled down in the box.
REGULARS at a pub in Dumfries are hoping a superstar DJ will step in and save their boozer.
Police, three fire brigade units and an ambulance rushed to the scene after the alarm was raised at Barnkin of Craigs on the outskirts of Dumfries.
There have been five blazes in communal areas of flats in Lochside, Dumfries - all during the night - in the last eight weeks.
Could the HLF now purchase Dumfries House and its contents for the nation?
But Dumfries and Galloway Chief Constable, Bob Ovens, said yesterday: "The appeal period has now passed and disciplinary action has been initiated.
Dumfries lays claim to Robert Burns who wrote most of his famous works while living in the town.
Mencap: PS80 In memory of Denis McLaughlin, Dumfries.
Opposite the proposed City Centre University Campus, Dumfries House will also include a new children's play area for local residents.