For your interest and information we ofer an index of the chapters found within Reverend CH Dick's, 1924 edition of Highways and Byways in Galloway & Carrick. This book is a good guide to the Galloway area and is of particular interest to a Wigtownshire genealogist for its anecdotal history.
Our thanks to Linda Call for her contribution.
Highways & Byways in Galloway & Carrick, was initially published by MacMillan and Co.Ltd., London, Great Britain in 1916. It has subsequently been reprinted. The reference we are using is the First Pocket Edition, published in 1924. This book also has poems, and gravestone inscriptions. Illustrations (not photographs) and descriptions of many bridges in the area.
Currently a more recent printing can be purchased through G.C. Book Publishers Ltd, 7 South Main Street, Wigtown, Scotland DG8 9EH, Tel/Fax 01988 402688, or email@example.com. Owning a copy is always better than reading a transcription!
The Old Bridge on the Nith Richard Franck Witch-burning -- Im banisht! Im banisht! The Brigend of Dumfries Maxwellton braes The Mote of Troqueer -- Lincluden Ca the Yowes to the Knowes Pennants notes The Convent The College The tomb of the Duchess of Touraine The Lincluden Border Ordinances Royal guests in 1460Their linen, wine, and postages James the Fourth and his largesse The last provost and his descendants Terregles Queir Terregles House.
The grave of Helen Walker, the prototype of Jeanie Deans The crime and condemnation of Isobel Walker Helens exertions on her behalf Helens history and character Scotts inscription on the tombstone A Covenanters grave John Welsh, minister of Irongray The Communion Stones of Irongray
The road from Maxwelltown to New Abbey Sweetheart Abbey Notes on the Abbey Church Edward the First at Sweetheart Abbey The Archbishop of Canterbury fords the Solway to meet him The monks prepare for the Reformation Inscription in the churchyard Views of the Abbey Church The Abbots Tower Kirkconnel Tower.
Loch Kindar The Solway S. Adamnans adventure Carsethorn A tradition of Sir Robert Grierson of Lagg Arbigland, the birthplace of Paul Jones Old market-cross of Preston, a vanished village Satterness The lighthouse.
The ghost of the three cross-roads The Castle of Wraiths Allan Cunningham and the lass of Preston Mill The Southwick coast The old church of Southwick The site of S. Laurences Chapel and Fairgirth The coast near Douglas Hall Shipwrecks on the Barnhourie Sands Douglas Hall Portling Port o Warren and a smuggling tale The White Loch of Colvend The Scaur, or Kippford The path to Rockcliffe A voyage to Heston.
The Round Tower of Orchardton A possible source of Guy Mannering Palnackie Auchencairn Messrs. Clark, Crain, and Quirk The Rerwick coast Brandy-holes Smugglers routes The racketing spirit of Ringcroft of Stocking Stone fires Dundrennan Abbey Flight of Queen Mary from Langside Huttons tradition of her visit to Dundrennan Port Mary.
Lord Cockburns description Houses in High Street The Tolbooth Loch Fergus Castle Outline history of the Pictish Lords of Galloway Castledykes Kirkcudbright Castle The Lords Kirkcudbright Tombstones in S. Cuthberts Churchyard The Caird of Barullion Black Morrow The port of Kirkcudbright Invasions and rumours of invasion Royal visitors Travellers descriptions Glimpses of old-world Kirkcudbright from the burgh records Tongland The old fort near Torrs Point.
The old ferry at Kirkcudbright The road to Borgue Senwick Churchyard The Frenchmans Rock Borgue The old church of Girthon Gatehouse-of-Fleet The Fleet canalized The glen of Fleet Castramont Rusco Castle Anwoth and Samuel Rutherford Archbishop Usshers visit Mrs. Cousins verses Epitaphs on the Gordon monument John Bell of Whiteside, the martyr The old road to Creetown.
The road Ardwall The wicked Laird of Cardiness the Beech Trees Petition Early records of the MacCullochs Sir Alexander MacCulloch of Myrton Sir Godfrey MacCulloch Younger sons The country of Guy Mannering Dirk Hatteraicks Cave How to find it Cassencarie Antiquities in the parishes of Anwoth and Kirkmabreck.
More about Ardwall House can be found at this site.
The Cree at Newton Stewart The founding of the town Minnigaff Carved stones at the old church Roads near Newton Stewart The Cree Valley A loch that is nonsense A bridge where there is no road Glentrool Robert the Bruce Battle with the English King Robert and the beggar woman Another battle The martyrs grave at Caldons The Gairland Burn Moraines Loch Valley The Jarkness Rig The Murder Hole Loch Enoch Deformed fish Scythe sand - The clints of Craignairny Sheep in peril Wild goats.
The Back Hill of The Bush The Forest of Buchan King Robert escapes from Sir Aymer de Valence and John of Lorn He is pursued by a bloodhound Five Highlanders are killed the pursuit fails Three men with a wether All are killed The Cooran Lane The Silver Flow The truth about the Lochs of The Dungeon.
The Moss of Cree The Bishops Burn Wigton Its old buildings The castle and the earldom of Wigton The convent The harbour The martyrs graves The story of Margaret Maclachlan and Margaret Wilson Traditions connected with the martyrdom The stone circle of Torhouse Heraldic panel at Mochrum Park House The Old Place of Mochrum.
The Bride of Baldoon and The Bride of Lammermoor Symsons description of the making of shell lime the name of the parish Andrew Symson, Episcopal minister and author of A Large Description of Galloway -- His relations with his parishioners An account of the sufferers in the Persecution Kirkinner Church An ancient Celtic cross The Vans Agnews of Barnbarroch The attempted abduction of Miss Vaus of Barnbarroch in 1738.
The Forest Dowalton Loch Monuments in the old church of Sorbie Garlieston The Earls of Galloway Cruggleton Castle Cruggleton Church The Isle of Whithorn Story of a smuggler The Isle of Whithorn Castle S. Ninian Candida Casa Pious pilgrims Whithorn The Priory Ancient monuments S. Ninians Cave The fort at Rispain.
The Maxwells of Monreith John Maxwell and the Pentland Rising The first baronet and some of his successors The standing stones of Drumtroddan Cup-and-ring markings Crannogs An ancient Celtic cross and its story A lake sanctuary The garden The Right Honourable Sir Herbert Maxwell, Baronet The house Kirkmaiden-in-Fernis Church and the story of S. Medana The grave of Captain Thurot.
The road to Glenluce George Borrows notes The Devil of Glenluce A witch story Glenluce Abbey How the landis of Glenluse wes conqueist Story of Jock o the Horn The Castle of Park Stairhaven Some smuggling incidents The Sands of Genoch New Luce and Alexander Peden, the Prophet -- Laggangairn and Craigmoddie.
A moor road Cattle-droving Barhapple Loch The crannog Dernaglaur Loch Borrows notes on the road Rhododendrons at Craighlaw Kirkcowan The brownie The Brownie of Blednoch A pack-horse bridge.
Spring on The Moors Loch Maberry The Deils Dyke Fragment near Loch Ochiltree The Knowe and its ruined mill Moorburn John Mactaggarts description The Carseriggan Moor The Ink Moss Dunragit.
Growth of Stranraer A Norse ship-grave? The Royal burgh John Livingstone His remarkable courtship Stranraer Castle Claverhouse at Stranraer North-West Castle A sanguinary fishing-story Sir John Ross His first voyage in search of a North-West Passage His second voyage Galloway-over-Seas.
The White Loch of Inch The heronry Lochinch Castle The grounds The Kennedies The Dalrymples of Stair Viscount Stair His family The first Earl of Stair The second Earl Castle Kennedy Soulseat Abbey.
The Rhinns The murder of a minister of Stoneykirk Ancient Christian monuments at Kirkmadrine Church The Murder Stone The MacDoualls Logan house and the garden The fish-pond Port Logan and its pier The coast between Port Logan and the Mull The smugglers cave at Breddock Bay Drummore village and Kirkmaiden Church S. Medanas Chapel and the Well of the Co The Double-dykes The Mull of Galloway.
Visitors to Portpatrick Trade with Ireland Sunday observance Colonel Gardiner The Gretna Green for Ireland Peter the Great Defoe Bishop Pococke Mrs. Siddons Keats The old church The harbour works Incidents of war Dunskey Castle Sandeel Bay Sir William Breretons notes.
Lochnaw Castle and the Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway Kempes Graves and Kempes Walks Galdenoch Castle and its ghost the byways of Kirkcolm Salt Pans Bay Smuggling story of Dally Bay Balsarroch Corsewall Castle Portmullin Celtic cross-slab at Corsewall house S. Marys Croft.
The Mote of Innermessan Craigcaffie Castle The Deils Dyke Lochryan House Glen App Carrick Ballantrae The Warlock of Innermessan The Stinchar Valley Kirkdomine the martyrs grave in Barr Churchyard The shore road from Ballantrae to Girvan The ballad of May Collean Girvan Ailsa Craig Its geology and history Pennants notes.
Castles and Covenanters Old Dailly church The charter stone The Barons Stone of Killochan Remarkable incident of an entombed miner The Girvan Valley coalfield The Sunday labour question in 1701 The Burning Pit A pit that burned for a hundred years.
Turnberry Marjory, Countess of Carrick, and Robert Bruce The birth of the future king King Robert lands at Turnberry Culzean What Sir William Brereton saw The grounds Dunure The roasting of Allan Stewart Greenan.
Cassillis The ballad of Johnie Faa Auchendryne The beginning of the Carrick vendetta The fourth Earl of Cassillis versus the Laird of Bargany Sir Thomas Kennedy of Culzean versus the Earl Continuance of the vendetta between the fifth Earl and the young Laird of Bargany The young Bargany and John Mure of Auchendrayne versus Culzean The Earl versus Bargany The Earls design against Ardstinchar Castle First attempt on the life of Culzean The King intervenes The Earl and his Galloway vassals Bargany goes to his aid Barganys new grievance against the Earl A treaty of peace Fresh trouble between the Earl and Bargany Culzean causes a plot against the Earls life to miscarry Consequent plot against Culzean betrayed by Auchendrayne The king intervenes again The vendetta receives fresh fuel the Earl compasses Barganys death Culzean murdered by the Bargany faction First prosecution of the Mures The murder of William Dalrymple Second prosecution of the Mures Their execution.
Maybole Its name The Castle The Collegiate Church John Knoxs House The Maybole martyrs Crossraguel Abbey Kirkoswald Highland-looking Martyrs grave at Kirkmichael Straiton Church Thomas MacHaffie, the martyr Roads beyond Straiton.
A portion of this chapter can be found at this site.
Loch Doon The story of The Murder Hole Tradition of Loch Doon Castle Ancient canoes John Stevenson, Covenanter King Robert and the millers wife of Polmaddy.
The road from Dalmellington to Carsphairn A story of the Covenanters Inscriptions in the churchyard Antiquarian rambles A deserted mining village Knockgray Captain Clark Kennedys notes of the wild life of the district Two roads to Dalry.
The approach to Dalry The mountains of Kells The village Earlston Linn The Gordons of Earlston Mossroddick Lochinvar The Holy Linn The path to Balmaclellan The roads to New Galloway The Glenlee ghosts Inscriptions in Kells Churchyard The Garroch Glen A pilgrims way The Pentland Rising The martyrs grave The Kenmure burial aisle The church Names of the village How to address letters The Pulharrow Glen Loch Dungeon The Cauldron of The Dungeon A winter sunset Winter perils of The Cauldron.
New Galloway Kenmure Castle The Upper Bridge of Dee - King Robert and the widow of Craigencaillie and her three sons The battle of Moss Raploch Battles of Edward Bruce Craigencaillie Loch Dee Dorgall Lane A byway from Newton Stewart.
Balmaclellan Persecution of Covenanters Elspeth MacEwen Monument to Old Mortality Covenanters grave The Headless Piper Corsock Sufferings of John Neilson Lochenkit martyrs grave James Clerk Maxwell Crocketford and the Buchanites Elspeth Simpson and Hugh White Tenets and practices The Midnight Manifestation The Great Fast The Great Fiasco Friend Mother dies at Auchengibbert The Society at Crocketford Andrew Innes.
Castle Douglas Former names Carlinwark Loch Thrieve Castle Archibald the Grim William Douglas Archibald the Tineman The Duchess of Touraine The fifth Earl The sixth Earl The black dinner James the Gross The eighth Earl and The Fair Maid of Galloway James, the ninth Earl The Douglas power is broken Later history of the castle Architectural features the Levellers Laurieston Lochenbreck The road from Laurieston to New Galloway John Macmillan, minister of Balmaghie and first minister of The Reformed Presbyterian Church Tombstones in Balmaghie Churchyard.
Buittle Church Buittle Castle Craignair and Dalbeattie The Mote of Urr The Old Bridge of Urr Drumcoltran Castle Hills Tower Loch Rutton An echo of the Jacobite occupation of Dumfries Goldielea Burnss friendship with Mrs. Riddell.