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Cottack, Dumfriesshire

Historical Description

COTTACK, a village, in the parish of DUNSCORE, county of DUMFRIES, 9 miles (N. W.) from Dumfries; containing 252 inhabitants. This village is built on elevated ground, and is very centrally situated, being nearly equidistant from the two extremes of the parish; the population consists of agricultural labourers and a few artisans and mechanics. The Cairn, a considerable stream, tributary to the Nith, and in which fine trout are obtained, passes to the west of the village. Here is the parish church, and one of the three parochial schools.

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