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Coordinates: 55°16′25″N 3°48′31″W / 55.273651°N 3.808690°W / 55.273651; -3.808690 Drumlanrig (Scottish Gaelic: Druim Lannraig) is a settlement in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, which is best known for nearby Drumlanrig Castle.

The earliest record for Drumlanrig is from 1384, spelled Drumlangryg. There are a number of possible etymologies for the name. It may represent Cumbric drum 'ridge' + -lanerc 'small area of cleared woodland'. However, the first element may also be Gaelic druim 'ridge', either added to a Cumbric name or to Scots *lang-rigg 'long ridge'.[1]


  1. ^ James, Alan G. (2014). The Brittonic Language in the Old North: A Guide to the Place-name Evidence (PDF). Vol. 2: Guide to the Elements. p. 152. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 September 2014.

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