In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Glencairn like this:
Glencairn, par., W. Dumfries-shire, 30,083 ac., pop. 1737; contains Moniaive, 8 m. SW. of Thornhill sta.; Glencairn gave the title of earl to the Cunninghams.
Glencairn is now part of Dumfries and Galloway district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dumfries and Galloway has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Glencairn itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Glencairn, in Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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