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Bladnoch, Wigtownshire

Historical Description

BLADNOCH, a village, in the parish and county of Wigtown, 1 mile (S.) from Wigtown; containing 215 inhabitants. This village is pleasantly situated on the north bank of the river Bladnoch, over which is a bridge, connecting it with the parish of Kirkinner, on the south. An extensive whisky distillery has been established, in which about twenty persons are constantly employed, and which annually consumes about 16,000 bushels of barley. There is a small salmon-fishery carried on here, and various kinds of white fish are taken in the bay.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis