Welcome

Welcome to the Place-Names of the Galloway Glens project website. This project is part of the Heritage Lottery-funded Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership. Over the course of 2018 and 2019, Gilbert Márkus (assisted by other members of the project team) surveyed the place-names of seven historical parishes in Kirkcudbrightshire, making these names and explanations about their meaning and historical context available through this website. You can find more about the project here; or search the place-names here.

We hope to publish a. general introductory booklet on the Place-Names of the Galloway Glens later in 2020; and in due course a full published volume of The Survey of Scottish Place-Names. In the course of 2020 we hope also to have a number of events exploring and exchanging information on the place-names of the area. The GGLP website and social media platforms will alert people to these when they happen.