Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Galloway and Carrick re-united after 826 years

In 1186, after the death of Gill-Brigte, son of Fergus, of Galloway; Roland aka Lachlan, son of Uhtred, son of Fergus seized control of Galloway. This was disputed by Donnchadh, son of Gille Brigte so Carrick, which had been part of Galloway, was separated and Donnchadh was made earl of Carrick.

Carrick remained detached from Galloway and became part of Ayrshire. Until now. The Scottish Boundary Commission have today proposed the political re-union of Carrick with Galloway to create a new Westminster Parliament Constituency to be called Galloway and Carrick.

So after more than 800 years, Galloway will become a (political) nation once again...


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