Collin or Collyn, Dumfriesshire

Historical Description

COLLIN, or COLLYN, a village, in the parish of TORTHORWALD, county of DUNFRIES, 2½ miles (E. by S.) from Dumfries; containing 283 inhabitants. It is on the western borders of the parish, and on the high road from Dumfries to Annan. From Collyn House, the elevated residence of the late Mrs. Janet Coulthart, are obtained picturesque views of the country around, especially in the northern and southern directions. There is a school, the master of which has a salary of £20, for teaching the ordinary branches of education, and derives as much more from fees.

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