Dumfries and Galloway constituency is one of the geographically largest in the UK. It extends from the town of Dumfries right to Stranraer and down to Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway.
Dumfries is the largest town in the constituency, followed by the ferry town of Stranraer. Other towns include Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart.
The constituency includes most of the region of Dumfries and Galloway, with the eastern part in neighbouring Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale.
Dumfries and Galloway is home to some of the most stunning scenery anywhere in the country. It has something for everyone; from snow-topped hills and tranquil lochs to long stretches of rugged coastline and pristine sandy beaches stretching out as far as the eye can see. The magical beauty of the area attracts tourists from all over the world.
The hills and abundance of rugged countryside means Dumfries and Galloway also has a thriving ‘adventure tourism’ industry, notably internationally renowned mountain biking trails.