Category:Creetown

English: Creetown, originally Ferrytown of Cree ( Gd: Port Aiseig a' Chrìch), is a small seaport town of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Its population is about 750 people. It is situated near the head of Wigtown Bay, 18 mi. west of Castle Douglas. It was formerly served by the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railway. The granite quarries in the vicinity constitute the leading industry, the stone for the Liverpool docks and other public works having been obtained from them. The village dates from 1785, and it became a burgh of barony in 1792. Sir Walter Scott laid part of the scene of Guy Mannering in this neighborhood. Dr Thomas Brown, the metaphysician (1778-1820), was a native of the parish in which Creetown lies.
Gàidhlig: 'S e baile ann an Dùn Phris is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh a tha ann am Port Aiseig a' Chrìch (Beurla: Creetown, ainm bho thùs: Ferrytown of Cree). Tha e suidhichte mu 18 mìltean deas air Caisteal Dhùghlais. 'S e seo na co-chomharran aige: 54° 54′ 0″ Tuath agus 4° 23′ 0″ Iar.

Creetown is in the Civil Parish area of Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire

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