History

Dorothy L Sayers in Galloway

It is 75 years since the celebrated author Dorothy L Sayers and her husband Mac Fleming came to Galloway. They first stayed at the Anwoth Hotel in Gatehouse of Fleet in 1928 and from 1929 rented a studio in The High Street, Kirkcudbright next door to the well-known artist Charles Oppenheimer. They got to know Galloway well, especially the artistic community in Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse, on which her detective novel The Five Red Herrings is based.

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Publications and Papers

A selection of publications and papers on local history subjects.

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Local History

Local History & Genealogy

Although the town only dates back to the mid-1700s, the area around Gatehouse of Fleet has been inhabited since pre-history.

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