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A town of southern Scotland south-southwest of Edinburgh. Robert Burns is buried here.
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(Placename) a town in S Scotland on the River Nith, administrative centre of Dumfries and Galloway. Pop: 31 146 (2001)
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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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Noel Vanstone have been traced across the Solway Firth to Dumfries, and thence to a cottage a few miles from the town, on the banks of the Nith.
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.
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Send your letters to Dumfries and Galloway Standard, Park Lane, Dumfries, DG1 2AX Or email us dgnews@s-un.co.uk For legal reasons, the sender must include his or her name and address.
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| A 32-year-old man accused of being in possession of heroin and cannabis, has had his case at Dumfries Sheriff Court continued without plea to August 6.
Single storey extension at Craigower, 63 Rotchell Park, Dumfries.
NeilWhannel, of Afton Drive, Dumfries, pleaded guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to committing the offence at Mauchline Terrace on June 24.