Borgue, Dumfries and Galloway

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For the village in the north of Scotland of the same name, see Borgue, Highland.
Approach to Borgue from the east on the B727 road.jpg
Approach to Borgue from the east on the B727 road
Borgue is located in Dumfries and Galloway
 Borgue shown within Dumfries and Galloway
OS grid reference NX629484
Council area Dumfries and Galloway
Lieutenancy area The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DG6 4xx
Dialling code 01557
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Parliament Galloway and West Dumfries
List of places

Coordinates: 54°48′43″N 4°08′02″W / 54.812°N 4.134°W / 54.812; -4.134

Borgue (pronounced /ˈbɔrɡ/) is a village and parish in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It lies 5 miles south-west of Kirkcudbright and 6 miles south of Gatehouse of Fleet. The name Borgue (recorded as Borg in 1469) is from Old Norse borg 'stronghold'.[1][2]

According to folk tradition, Borgue was once the home of a boy who could consort with the fairies.[3]

Notable people from Borgue[edit]

List of listed buildings in Borgue[edit]

List of listed buildings in Borgue, Dumfries and Galloway


  1. ^ Nicolaisen, W. F. H. (2001). Scottish Place Names. Edinburgh: John Donald. p. 144. 
  2. ^ Grant, Alison Elizabeth (2003). Scandinavian Place-Names in Northern Britain as Evidence for Language Contact and Interaction (PDF). University of Glasgow (Unpublished PhD Thesis). p. 260. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Fairy Boy of Borgue - Mysterious Britain & Ireland". Mysterious Britain & Ireland. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 

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