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Auchenshoogle is a fictional Scottish town, an amalgam of Dundee and Glasgow, the setting (originally unnamed) of the comic strips Oor Wullie and The Broons in The Sunday Post. The name was used infrequently in the early days of the comic strip, coming into more frequent use in the late 1990s.

The term has since become a generic Scottish small-town name, used for humour or as a dummy name in legal discussions[1] and is often claimed to be in Inverness-shire. It has also been used in the name of Scottish ceilidh band "Last Tram tae Auchenshoogle". Alastair McDonald also sang a song about trams on the road to Auchenshoogle.

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  1. ^ "The Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000. A Practical Guide for Community Groups". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.