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Wigtown and Whithorn

historical and descritptive sketches, stories and anecdotes, illustrative of the racy wit & pawky humor of the district

by Gordon Fraser

  • 155 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by G. Fraser in Wigtown, [Scotland] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wigtown (Scotland) -- History -- Anecdotes.,
  • Whithorn (Scotland) -- History -- Anecdotes.

  • Edition Notes

    Gordon Fraser died before the 1891 Census and is buried in Wigtown. It is, therefore, unlikely that there has been any copyright on this book since 1960.

    Statementby Gordon Fraser.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination392 p. :
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14048330M

    Find the perfect wigtown book stock photo. Huge collection, amazing choice, + million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. No need to register, buy now! The town hosts bookbinders, publishers and arguably the largest traditional second hand book-shop in Scotland outside of Edinburgh and the printer of the smallest books in the world. One of the shops has a small café at the rear (16 covers) and another houses a gallery selling pictures, local crafts and a framing service to gallery standards.

    There are 3 ways to get from Wigtown to Whithorn by bus, taxi or car. Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner. Recommended option. Line bus • 24 min. Wigtown is a town and royal burgh in the Machars of Wigtownshire, to which the county it gives its n lies south of Newton Stewart and east of the port town of has a population of about 1, It is known today as 'Scotland's National Book Town' with a concentration of second-hand book .

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