[wig-tuhn, -toun]
a historic county in SW Scotland.
Also called Wigtownshire [wig-tuhn-sheer, -sher, -toun-] .
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Wigtownshire (ˈwɪɡtənˌʃɪə, -ʃə)
(until 1975) a county of SW Scotland, now part of Dumfries and Galloway

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historichistoric county at the southwestern tip of Scotland, facing the Irish Sea to the south and the North Channel to the west. It is the western portion of the historic region of Galloway and lies entirely within the Dumfries and Galloway council area.

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