Carrutherstown
The Dumfriesshire Companion
Haig Gordon

THEMES & PERSONALITIES

Introduction

Some Historical Background

The Border

From Westerkirk to Westminster Abbey -
Thomas Telford


Robert Burns - Doonhamer

The Sage of Ecclefechan - Thomas Carlyle

Hugh MacDiarmid and the Muckle Toon

Other Literary Figures

The Artists

Fame and Fortune

Other Pairs of Eyes

Carrutherstown

The Carrruthers family first came to prominence in Dumfriessshire as dependents of the Bruces of Lochmaben. Their influence steadily spread through the parishes of Dalton and Mouswald. The name 'Carrutherstown' comes therefore as no surprise.


Hetland Hall, now a hotel, was built in 1868. At that time it was called Morrison House after its owner Rev John Morrison. There were numerous changes of ownership. In 1925 it was given a massively expensive interior re-fit, including the installation of an Italian walnut staircase, and the house was re-named Hetland Hall (there's a Hetlandhill nearby). In 1940 it was turned into a Roman Catholic boys' school run by the Marist Brothers. It became a hotel in 1985.

PLACES

Ae
Amisfield
Annan
Auldgirth
Bankend
Beattock
Bentpath
Brydekirk
Canonbie
Carronbridge
Carrurtherstown
Chapelknowe
Clarencefield
Closeburn
Collin
Cummertrees
Dalswinton
Dalton
Dornock
Dumfries
Duncow
Dunscore
Durisdeer
Eaglesfield
Eastriggs
Ecclefechan
Eskdalemuir
Glencaple
Gretna
Hightae
Holywood
Johnstonebridge
Kettleholm
Kirkconnel
Kirkpatrick Fleming
Kirkton
Kirtlebridge
Langholm
Lochmaben
Lockerbie
Middlebie
Moffat
Moniaive
Mouswald
Newton Wamphray
Parkgate
Penpont
Powfoot
Ruthwell
Sanquhar
Templand
Thornhill
Tinwald
Torthorwald
Tynron
Wanlockhead
Waterbeck

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