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Dumfries & Galloway

Description of Region

Dumfries and Galloway is an area rich in archaeology. From scatters of flints worked by the first settlers in the area, some 8,000 years ago, though to Second World War airfields and Prisoners-Of-War camps, there are over 22,000 known sites in the region.

Finds from all over the region are stored, curated and displayed by the Museum Service in four local museums at Annan, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Stranraer. The archaeological collections of the museum are of national importance.

Learn more about the following time periods in Dumfries & Galloway by clicking the links below: