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Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. It borders onto South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and the county of Northumberland in England. It lies to the north of the Solway Firth and to the east of the Irish Sea.

The Galloway part of the region is made up of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, the Machars and the Rhins. The Dumfries part includes the Inner Solway and the former county of Dumfriesshire.

The region is well-known for its many artists and writers. It is the scene of Dorothy Sayers's novel Five Red Herrings (1931).

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