People

Here are some of the people who were from Borgue or had an influence in shaping the character and history of the area. Many articles are still to be added.


James Brown of Knockbrex
William Nicholson, the ‘Bard of Galloway’
John Mactaggart, Author, Poet and Engineer
Hugh Blair of Borgue, eccentric 18th century noble
Lt. Colonel Sir William Gordon, Bart of Earlston. (1830-1906) Survivor of the Light Brigade charge at Balaclava, 1854
George Cook, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1876, who was minister of Borgue
John James Pringle (1855-1922), dermatologist
Henry, Lord Dalziel (1868-1935), newspaper proprietor and MP
Sir Robin Gray (1931-), Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 1990 to 1993, who was born in Borgue
Adam Gray, Local historian and author
Randolph, Earl of Galloway (1928-), Scottish nobleman and the current earl of Galloway
Rupert de Larrinaga (1928-), Olympic skiier in 1952. Lived at Burnyard Cottage
John Palmer of Kirkandrews and Knockbrex

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