kirkcudbrightshire

Kirkcudbright

[ker-koo-bree]
noun
a historic county in SW Scotland.
Also called Kirkcudbrightshire [ker-koo-bree-sheer, -sher] .
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Kirkcudbrightshire (kɜːˈkuːbrɪˌʃɪə, -ʃə)
 
n
a former county of SW Scotland, part of Dumfries and Galloway since 1975

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kirkcudbrightshire

historic county, southwestern Scotland. It lies entirely within Dumfries and Galloway council area. Kirkcudbrightshire forms the eastern portion of the historic province of Galloway. It encompasses the shores of the Solway Firth and Irish Sea between the Rivers Nith and Cree and extends inland across an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, rising in the northwest to the hill of Merrick, with an elevation of 2,765 feet (843 metres).

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