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Sanquhar is a town in the south of Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway, north of Thornhill and west of Moffat[?]. It is a Royal Burgh.

The two main industries were knitting and mining. The 18th century tolbooth[?], now the Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum[?], tells the story of these, and of Sanquar's literary tradition.

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