Points of Interest

Historical Building
Ancient Site
Geographical Feature
Art & Craft
Art Works
Rock Climbing
Aerial Photo

Fields & Farms

Former Farm
Former Croft
Gaelic Fields

The Borgue map can store information in your web browser to remember your map settings for next time you visit. No personal data are stored or shared with any other applications.


Welcome to the Borgue Map

This map presents a variety of information about the Borgue area in Galloway, South-West Scotland. Borgue has a long history dating back to prehistoric times and there are artifacts to be seen from all periods of history. You can use the control panel on the left side of the map to turn on and off various different types of data for visualising on the map. Data points are represented by symbols as described below. You can click on the symbols to bring up a window containing more information.

We are continuing to gather information about the Borgue area and the map will be updated in the future as we increase our knowledge of the local history and culture.

Map Controls

You can move the map around by clicking and dragging it with your mouse. You can zoom in or out of the map using your mouse scroll wheel or pinching the display on a tablet device.

At the top of the control panel, you can choose to display an underlying base map in one of seven different styles. These are:

Aerial A satellite photo view
Ordnance Survey The Ordnance Survey Explorer (1:25,000) or Land Ranger (1:50,000) maps
Road A standard road map
Open Street Map Mapping from the Open Street Map project
Terrain Terrain shading from Stamen mapping
Water Colour Watercolour background map from Stamen mapping
Pictorial A more artistic map background, based on a painting by Ann Butler

There are two slider controls. The upper one controls the map zoom level. For finer control over the map zoom, click on the zoom slider, then use the up/down or left/right arrow keys on your keyboard to zoom the map in small increments. The lower slider controls the opacity of the base map. Move the slider to the left and the map is transparent; move the slider to the right and the map is opaque.

The map shows a compass rose indicating the direction of north, a scale line and a legend that explains the meaning of symbols on the map. These items can be moved around by clicking and dragging them.

Your settings and selection of map position and zoom level are remembered and stored in your web browser so that the map will appear in the same state the next time you visit the site.

Data Types That Can Be Displayed

Points of Interest Click the check boxes to show local points of interest on the map. The map legend will be updated to show the different types
Fields & Farms Shows the Borgue fields and their names. Also shows the locations of current and historical farms and crofts. The map legend will be updated to show the symbols for farms and crofts. There are also controls on the legend that allow you to view the display of the Gaelic origins of the field names
Footpaths Shows the Dumfries & Galloway Core Paths in the Borgue area
Fibre Broadband Shows the installed fibre broadband cables. A dashed line indicates a private fibre line.
Properties Shows the location of all of the properties in Borgue along with their postcodes. Properties in the Borgue parish are shown with blue symbols and properties outside of Borgue are shown with red symbols. The data points are represented with yellow circles
GB1900 Gazetteer Shows place names from the GB1900 project that extracted data from the early editions of the Ordnance Survey maps
Blaeu Map Shows place names from the 1654 Blaeu Atlas of Scotland. The data points are represented with purple circles
Historic Environment Scotland Shows data for places, geographical features and other features from the Historic Environment Scotland database. The data points are represented with red circles
Borgue Parish Shows the Borgue parish boundary as a red line on the map. This is the old parish boundary from the early 20th century. The modern Borgue Community Council area is cut off at the north end close to the line of the A75 road.


You can type characters into the search field at the bottom of the control panel. As you type, a list of the matching items will be displayed. If you click on one of the items in the list, the map will zoom in to its position on the map.


If you have any comments, corrections or suggestions for additional information to be shown on the map, please contact John Shields.