Towns in Southern Scotland.

Aberdour
Aberfoyle
Abington
Alexandria
Tucked in the Vale of Leven in Central Scotland, Alexandria is a large town 20 miles north west Glasgow. It is on the busy A82 which links Glasgow with Loch Lomond.
Alloa
Annan
Anstruther Easter
Applegarth Town
Ardbeg
Ardentinny
Ardentinny is a quiet village surrounded by the loch and hillside, ideal for walkers and nature lovers as there is always the chance to see wildlife on every turn of the many paths through the woods or along the shore.
Ardrishaig
Ardrossan
The North Ayrshire coastal town of Ardrossan is an affluent town in southwest Scotland. Its name well describes its situation as it is derived from Ard meaning height and Ros meaning promontory.
Ardwell
Armadale
Armadale, West Lothian, known locally as 'The 'Dale', is a former mining town, which straddles the Edinburgh-Glasgow 'Great Road', near the M8, about two miles west of Bathgate, and 30 minutes by road from Edinburgh Airport.
Arrochar
Arrochar is a remote Scottish village situated on the west coast of Scotland in Argyll and Bute.
Auchtermuchty
Auchtertool
Ayr
Ayr lies 32 miles southwest of Glasgow overlooking the Firth of Clyde with splendid views of the nearby Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.
Baillieston
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Balfron
Balfron is a village in SW Stirling Council Area, situated on the A875 road, 18 miles (29 km) west of Stirling and 16 miles (26 km) north of Glasgow. A key rural settlement in a dormitory area, it has shops, a health centre and a secondary
Ballantrae
Ballimore
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Ballingry
Balloch
Balmerino
Balmullo
Balmullo; Proud to be Included - Balmullo is a small village located in the North Eastern area of Fife, although small, it's growing quickly and is a tight knit community.
Barassie
Kites, birdlife, windsurfing or just walks by the sea, Barassie has it all. It nestles on the edge of the west coast of Ayrshire, with the most tremendous views of the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.
Barr
Bathgate
Bedrule
Belhaven
Bellochantuy
Benderloch
Benmore
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Bladnoch
Blairmore
Blantyre
Bonchester Bridge
Bowmore
Bridge of Allan
Bridge of Allan is a lovely little place. The main street includes a few gift shops; collections, cards and gifts, a florist, the village glass shop and a mini art gallery.
Brodick
Buchlyvie
Buckhaven and Methil
Bunessan
Only a mile from Roan Cottage is Bunessan, the largest village on the Ross of Mull and by far the largest place between Craignure and Fionnphort. The village is situated mainly around the head of Loch Na Lathaid and receives extra shelter f
Burntisland
Busby
Caldercruix
Callander
Cambus
Campbeltown
The Royal Burgh of Campbeltown has been occupied continuously for over 8000 years. Once home to a big fishing fleet, the Herring fishery declined after the 1920's, and now fine quality shellfish is landed here.
Canonbie
Carluke
Carmunnock
Carradale
Carradale is a popular holiday village and busy fishing harbour. Carradale lies at the centre of a network of forest and coastal walks with varied wildlife including many species of birds, several types of deer, and the poisonous but timid adder.
Castle Douglas
Castle Douglas is an important town in Dumfries and Galloway set beside the Carlingwark Loch.
Cathcart
Ceres
Chesters
Chirnside
A honey coloured headstone set at a grassy road junction says simply; "Welcome to Chirnside, home of Jim Clark OBE." The Chirnside name is surrounded by a champion's winning laurel wreath and atop is a carved replica of a racing car.
Clachan
Clachan, the ancient seat of the Church in North Kintyre, houses the old church, surrounded by the carved stones of the Chiefs of the Clan Alasdair.
Clachan-Seil
Clynder
Cocklawfoot
Coldingham
Coldstream
Coldstream is a small town situated on the river tweed, which forms the natural boundary between Scotland and England. Once a rival to Gretna for runaway marriages, the town is best known as the birthplace of the Coldstream Guards.
Colintraive
Collessie
Colonsay
Connel
Corsock
Coulport
Coylton
Craigmillar
There are two main attractions for visitors near Craigmillar (a residential area): Duddingston Village by Duddingston Loch in Holyrood Park and Craigmillar Castle on Craigmillar Castle Road.
Crail
Cramond
Cramond Kirk was built in the 17th century on the site of a medieval church which was itself built on top of the Roman fort...
Crawford
Crawfordjohn
Crianlarich
Crinan
Crocketford
Crocketford, once known as 'Nine Mile Bar', lies mid way between Dumfries and Castle Douglas. Its history goes back many years but it did not really exist as a village before the arrival of the strange sect in 1787...
Crossford
Crossmichael
Culross
Culross is a beautiful village situated on the banks of the Firth of Forth in the county of Fife. Steeped in history the village has kept its original 17th and 18th century buildings
Cumbernauld
Cumberland is a new town in Central Scotland, 13 miles north east of Glasgow.
Cupar
Currie
Dalgety Bay
Daljarrock
Douglas
The village of Douglas, in Central Scotland, is located in the Clyde Valley, close to the M74 motorway. It is 33 miles southeast of Glasgow.
Doune
Drumelzier
Drumlemble
Drumlemble Village is a small, peaceful village located about four miles west of Campbletown between Campbeltown and the ocean front town of Machrahanish.
Drummore
Drummore is Scotland's most southerly village, which sits on the eastern side of the South Rhins of Galloway. Although it is a small village it has three pubs, all of which serve food.
Dumbarton
Dumbarton in Central Scotland sits on the north bank of the River Clyde almost opposite Port Glasgow.
Dumfries
Dumfries is the centre of the present day Dumfries and Galloway region and it has Neolithic and Roman origins, lying close to the English border; the history of Dumfriesshire was often bloody and turbulent.
Dunbar
Dunfermline
Dunipace
Dunoon
The resort town of Dunoon is situated on the Cowal Peninsula in scenic Argyll and Bute. It is five miles south of Holy Loch and connected by ferry to Gourock across the Firth of Clyde.
Duns
Duns, the former county town with its spacious Market Square retains the air of an old Scottish burgh. Each year in July Duns holds its Summer Festival, when the Reiver leads the town on the
Dunscore
Dunure
Durisdeer
Dysart
Eaglesham
While visiting Eaglesham, unless drawn to the attractions of the nearby city, there is little need to leave its village atmosphere.
East Kilbride
East Kilbride is mostly known for being a shopping mecca of central Scotland. Rightly so as almost anything can be found in the Central shopping centre.
East Linton
East Linton is a pretty conservation village in East Lothian, Scotland, 20 miles east of Edinburgh. It's name comes from the Linn (waterfall) on the river.
East Wemyss
Ecclefechan
Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the amazing, historic and beautiful capital of Scotland, situated between the Forth Bridges and the Pentland Hills. It is a fantastic place to visit at any time of year with historic buildings, galleries and museums by the score!
Elie
Ellenabeich
Elsrickle
Eredine
Erines
Ettrick Bridge
Eyemouth
The historic town of Eyemouth lies five miles north of the border where the mouth of the River Eye provides a natural harbour and sandy beaches.
Fairlie
Falkirk
Falkirk is situated on the Firth of Forth in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Falkland
Feolin Ferry
Furnace
Galashiels
Galashiels lies at the heart of the Borders in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, close to its meeting with the River Tweed.
Galston
Garelochhead
Garlieston
Gatehouse of Fleet
Gatehouse of Fleet is situated in Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland. This is a nice quite little town located at the mouth of the river Fleet.
Giffnock
Girvan
Glasgow
Glasgow is Scotland's second and largest city, situated on the banks of the River Clyde; it is the gateway to the Trossachs, the beautiful West Coast and the Highlands of Scotland.
Glenbarr
The sleepy hamlets of Bellochantuy, Glenbarr and Muasdale stretch up the West Road, alongside which are several lengths of fine sandy beaches, with convenient lay-byes for access, from where the islands of Gigha, Islay and Jura can be photographed.
Glenrothes
Glenrothes is located in Fife, East Central Scotland about 30 miles north of Edinburgh.
Gordon
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Gourock
Gourock is a town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland and a former burgh in the county of Renfrewshire. It was once a seaside resort on the Firth of Clyde but today is a popular residential area three miles west of Greenock.
Granton
The run-down area of Granton is beginning to change as building and development continues to bring the area into the 21st Century. A walk along the Granton breakwater gives excellent views of the Firth of Forth and Leith.
Grantshouse
Greenock
Greenock is a sizeable town in the central Lowlands of Scotland. It was once a burgh within the former county of Renfrewshire and is now part of the urbanized area between Port Glasgow and Gourock.
Gretna
The Dumfries and Galloway village of Gretna and its better-known neighbour, Gretna Green, are right on the border between Scotland and England.
Grogport
Gullane
Haddington
Hamilton
Hamilton lies 12 miles south east of Glasgow, to the east of the M74 where the River Clyde and the Avon Water merge. It is in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.
Hawick
Hawick is the largest town in the Scottish Borders, and is famous throughout the world for its high quality knitwear, which is exported across the globe.
Helensburgh
Helensburgh is an attractive town in Argyll and Bute, best known as being the birthplace of John Logie Baird, the father of television.
Heriot
Hightae
Robert the Bruce lived in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. He died in 1329 aged 55. After the Battle of Bannockburn, loyal tenants etc who had fought for the King were granted lands in Greenhill, Heck, Hightae and Smallholm.
Holy Loch
Howwood
Hunters Quay
Inchinnan
Innellan
Innerleithen
Innerleithen lies surrounded by the scenic hills and forest of the Tweed Valley. The town was famed as a spa in the 19th century for the mineral spring of Doo's Well.
Innerwick
Inveraray
Inveraray, one of the most typical Scottish town. Coming in from Glasgow, you will discover the "white town" from the opposite bank of Loch Fynne. Before to drive into town you will have to cross over a wee one lane stone bridge.
Inverchapel
Inversnaid
Irvine
Jedburgh
The Historic Royal Burgh of Jedburgh, once a residence of Scottish kings, lies 10 miles north of the border with England. Winner of the country town prize in Beautiful Scotland in Bloom.
Jura
Kelso
The picturesque town of Kelso, lies in a fine setting at the junction of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot. Described by Sir Walter Scott as the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland.
Kelty
Kerrycroy
Kerrycroy is a peaceful village on the Isle of Bute, with a fine sandy bay and a stone pier, directly south of Rothesay at the end of the shore road.
Kilchattan
Kilchoman
Kilcreggan
Kilcreggan is a lovely little village just 2 miles from Rosneath on the Rosneath Peninsula.
Kilkerran
Killin
Kilmacolm
Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock is a sizeable town in East Ayrshire, midway between Glasgow and Ayr.
Kilmartin
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Kilmaurs
Welcome to Kilmaurs, a conservation village in North Ayrshire with a rich and interesting history.
Kilmichael of Inverlussa
Kilmore
Kilmory
Kilmun
Kincardine
Kingarth
Kingarth is the centre of the farming community in the south of the island. The village is at a crossroads, not only of routes but also of history.
Kingholm Quay
Kinghorn
Kinglassie
Kings Park
Kingsbarns
Kippen
Kippford
Kirkbean
Kirkcaldy
Kirkcaldy is a town in the county of Fife, situated on the banks of the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland.
Kirkcudbright
Kirkintilloch
Kirkmichael
Kirkoswald
Kirn
Lamlash
Lanark
Langholm
Langholm is situated in the South West of Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway. It is sometimes referred to as the ''uckle Toon'. The river which runs through Langholm is the River Esk.
Largs
The popular seaside resort of Largs is on the Firth of Clyde, about 33 miles west of Glasgow. Sloping down the rolling hills to the waterfront, the name Largs originates from learg meaning hillside in Gaelic.
Lauder
Lauder is set 600 feet above sea level, and is the main town in Lauderdale, bounded on three sides by the Lammermuir Hills. The town preserves its original medieval form with a single main street widening into the Market Place.
Leith
Leith amalgamated with Edinburgh in 1922. The Water of Leith flows down from the Pentland Hills through Balerno past the picturesque Dean Village (near Edinburgh's west end) down to Leith Docks.
Lendalfoot
Lendalfoot a tiny village on the beautiful Ayrshire coast, with breathtaking views of Ireland, the Mull of Kintyre, Arran and of course the world famous Ailsa Craig.
Leslie
Linlithgow
Linlithgow is a historic town and Royal Burgh in West Lothian. It is midway between Edinburgh and Stirling, giving it great strategic importance.
Livingston
Livingston is the largest town in West Lothian, situated 22 miles west of Edinburgh.
Lochfoot
Lochgelly
Lochgilphead
The small town of Lochgilphead is, as its name suggests, at the head of Loch Gilp, part of Loch Fyne. Although it has just over 3,000 residents, it is the Argyll and Bute administrative centre covering a huge area of western Scotland.
Lochgoilhead
Scenic Lochgoilhead is a small village of around 400 residents in the southern Scottish Highlands of Argyll. As its name suggests, the village sits at the head of Loch Goil.
Lochmaben
Lochmaben is a Royal Burgh, a small town in the Southwest of Scotland just 8 miles from Dumfries and 4 miles from Lockerbie.
Lochwinnoch
Low Torry
Low Torry is set beside the Forth, below an area rich in wildlife and a short distance from Crombie Point.
Lower Largo
Luss
Machrihanish
Once linked by a narrow-gauge railway to Campbeltown (closed in the 1930s), the village is the site for a classic links Golf course, which Tom Morris helped to design. Its 1st hole is rated by Jack Nicklaus as the World's greatest opening hole.
Maidens
Markinch
Maryhill
Maybole
Melrose
The triple peaks of the Eildon Hills are the most distinctive single landmark in the Borders. At their feet in the valley of the River Tweed lies Melrose, the birthplace of the game of rugby sevens.
Millport
Millport is the main town on Great Cumbrae, which sits in the Firth of Clyde off the Ayrshire coast. The small island is less than 4 km in length and only 127 meters above sea level at its peak.
Mochrum
The sleepy little village of Mochrum is situated in rolling countryside some 2 miles from Port William.
Moffat
Frequent winner of the Scotland in Bloom Award, Moffat is a gem in the heart of southern Scotland. It is a small and charming town on the River Annan, 24 miles north of Dumfries.
Moniaive
Morebattle
Motherwell
Motherwell is a small town 15 miles south east of Glasgow on the east side of the Clyde Valley.
Musselburgh
New Abbey
New Cumnock
The small town of New Cumnock sits on the A76 main road between Dumfries and Kilmarnock with the connecting B741 road going west to Dalmellington and Loch Doon.
New Luce
Newburgh
Newcastleton
The planned village of Newcastleton was founded in 1793 by the Duke of Buccleuch as a handloom weaving centre. Situated close to the Border, alongside Liddel Water, in earlier times this was Border Reiver country, known as 'The Debatable Land'.
Newmains
Newport-On-Tay
Newton Grange
Newtongrange - (aka Nitten by the Bing) is a mining village 7 miles from Edinburgh City Centre, linked with regular buses (day & night). Work is beginning to reopen the 'The Waverley' rail link.
Newton Mearns
Newton Stewart
The pretty coastal town of Newton Stewart is in Dumfries and Galloway.
Nithsdale
North Berwick
Set on the south bank of the Firth of Forth, North Berwick is a charming coastal town in East Lothian. It is located 25 miles east of Edinburgh.
Oban
Oban, which in Gaelic means Little Bay, is a resort town in Argyll and Bute. It is known for its beautiful setting on a horseshoe-shaped bay on the Firth of Lorn backed by the scenic mountains of Ardgour and Morvern.
Otter Ferry
The small community of Otter Ferry is in Argyll and Bute and, as its name suggests, it was founded around the former ferry which ran across broad Loch Fyne to Port Anne in Knapdale.
Paisley
Patna
Peebles
The local motto
Pettinain
Pitlessie
Pittenweem
Polloch
Pollokshaws
Port Appin
Port Askaig
Port Bannatyne
Port Bannatyne is in Kames Bay, a mile or so beyond the outskirts of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.
Port Ellen
Port Glasgow
Port Glasgow is one of the largest towns in the Inverclyde area. It is situated on the south bank of the River Clyde, east of Greenock.
Port William
Portencross
Portnahaven
Portpatrick
Prestwick
Prestwick is situated on the southwest coast of Scotland, about 30 miles south west of Glasgow. It is close to the town of Ayr.
Pumpherston
Pumpherston is a small shale mining village situated 12 miles west of Edinburgh. It was once the central oil refinery for shale from the late 1800's to the early 1960's. Red spent shale bings surrounded the area for years.
Rankinston
Welcome to Rankinston, Small Village Big Heart. Rankinston village is situated on the B730, approximately 12 miles south east of the town of Ayr.
Ratho
Renton
Reston
Rhu
Roberton
Ronachan
Meaning 'Place of the Seals', Ronachan point is a convenient stopping place and viewpoint, where frequently you will see seals basking on the rocks just off shore.
Rothesay
Rothesay - Declared a Royal Burgh by King Robert III in 1400, home of wealthy Victorian industrialists and popular tourist resort - Rothesay has played many roles over the centuries, and each is reflected in the town's architecture.
Rumblingbridge
Saddell
Saddell, the idyllic setting for a Cistercian Abbey, which stands next to the 'Allt nan Manach' (Stream of the Monks). The Abbey was founded by the great warrior King, Somerled in 1160, and completed by his son Reginald.
Sauchie
Seamill
Car drivers, making their way north on the A78, may perhaps think of Seamill as somewhere you just drive through. But there are extremely worthwhile things to see and enjoy there, if you take the time to find out...
Selkirk
The Ancient and Royal Burgh of Selkirk stands high above the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys. The town's industrial background is reflected in the number of specialist tweed outlets.
Skipness
Skipness is accessible from Tarbert via a very pleasant walk, rich with flora and fauna, or by road via Claonaig, where lies the ferry terminal for Arran.
South Queensferry
South Queensferry is a town of just over 12,000 residents about ten miles north of Edinburgh. Situated on the south bank of the Firth of Forth, it was originally a royal Burgh.
Southend
Here at Southend, close by the ruined Chapel and carved slabs on the ancient churchyard of Keil, are the footprints, which signify the spot where St. Columba first preached in Scotland. Nearer Campbeltown is St. Kiaran's Cave.
St. Abbs
St. Andrews
The university town of St Andrews is situated in the county of Fife, Scotland and has several claims to fame. It is the home of golf and is where Prince William met his wife Catherine when they were students at the university.
St. Monans
Stirling
The Royal Burgh of Stirling is one of the most important towns in Scotland's history. Stirling has borne witness to many of the important events of the past, which significantly shaped the country's future.
Stow
Straiton
Stranraer
Situated at the head of the beautiful Loch Ryan, Stranraer is the perfect centre for today's active holidaymaker. Surrounded by 4 golf courses the town boasts several great attractions.
Strathaven
Strathkinness
Stronachlachar
Strone
Tarbert
Tarbert
Tarbert is Scotland's greatest natural Harbour, guarded by Robert the Bruce's Castle, scene today of the spectacular annual yacht series.
Tarbet
Tayinloan
Tayvallich
Tighnabruaich
Tobermory
Torthorwald
Trabboch
Troon
Troon sits on the Firth of Clyde on the west coast of Scotland in South Ayrshire. It is three miles north west of Glasgow Airport at Prestwick.
Tyndrum
Uddingston
Upper Largo
Walkerburn
If you are looking for a haven of peace and tranquility then Walkerburn is the place for you, Walkerburn is a Village set in the stunning scenery of the tweed valley, and sits on the banks of the River Tweed.
Waterbeck
Waterbeck is a lovely small village in Dumfries and Galloway in the south-west of Scotland, it is well known for its farming.
West Kilbride
West Wemyss
Whithorn
Wormit
Wormit is a beautiful little village which helps make up The Burgh of Newport-on-Tay. Wormit was originally established as a village for accomodating the families of upper and middle-class business men commuting to the jute industry.

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