KIRKANDREWS, a village, in the parish of Borgue, stewartry of Kirkcudbright, 2 miles (W.) from Borgue; containing 47 inhabitants. It is seated on the south-east shore of Wigton bay, into which opens a small bay of its own name, about a mile north-west of Boreness Point. This small village was formerly of greater extent and importance than it is at present, and was noted for the periodical celebration of horse and foot races, to which numbers were attracted from all quarters. The ruins of its ancient church have a beautifully-picturesque and romantic appearance.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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