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Welcome to Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright  is a town and parish and a Royal Burgh from 1455 in Kirkcudbrightshire, of which it is traditionally the county town, within Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The town lies southwest of Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie at the mouth of the River Dee, around 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Irish Sea.

Kirkcudbright has for long been a centre for visual artists and is now known as “the Artists’ Town”. The town’s roadside signs and logo include a representation of paint on a painter’s pallet. Today, painters, textile artists, embroiderers, ceramicists, photographers, etchers, print makers, sculptors, encaustic artists, willow makers and more all work in or around the town.

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