This text was originally published as the book Dumfries Story by David Lockwood

The works of a number of authors are invaluable on Dumfries' history:

History of Dumfries by William McDowall 1867,
Picture of Dumfries by John McDiarmid 1832,
The Growth of a Scottish Burgh by George Shirley 1915,
Edgar’s History of Dumfries edited by R C Reid 1915,
Dumfries: Its Burghal Origin by George Neilson,
The Dumfries and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society Transactions 3rd Series Vol. II (1914),
Industrial Archaeology of Galloway by Ian Donnachie 1971,
History of the Late Rebellion by Peter Rae 1718,
Manuscript of replies for the First Statistical Account by Rev Dr Burnside 1792
Numerous articles in the Antiquarian Society Transactions by A E Truckell.

David Lockwood

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