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Stenlake Publishing - Old Thornhill

Old Thornhill

Author : David Carroll
ISBN : 9781840334319
Cover : paperback
Price : £11.95

The village of Thornhill has had a connection spanning three centuries with the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry and was towards the end of the 18th century a key staging post on the coach route between Dumfries and Glasgow via Kilmarnock. The surrounding villages can boast some famous sons, Kirkpatrick MacMillan of Keir Mill invented the world’s first pedal-driven bicycle and Joseph Thomson of Penpoint was the famous African explorer for whom Thomson’s Gazelle was named. Although no longer a hub of transport activity, the Dalveen Pass and the Southern Upland Way now attracts walker from far afield to this corner of Mid-Nithsdale.

Old Thornhill