Founded in the early 18th Century by the Johnstones of Lockerbie, Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway is located 14 miles (22.5 km) east of Dumfries and just east of the River Annan, by the M74 motorway. Scotland's largest lamb fair was held here in the 18th century, in 1847 the railway arrived and in 1863 Lockerbie became a burgh. Tragedy struck the town on 21st December 1988 when a terrorist bomb exploded on a PanAm Jumbo Jet flying overhead, killing all 259 passengers and crew, together with 11 further people when the wreckage fell on the town.
In Mediaeval times the town was the focus of much feuding between the Johnstone and Maxwell families, giving rise to the term 'Lockerbie Lick' (a slashed face).
Nearby is Lockerbie Manor (1 mile north) and there is an 18-hole golf course at Corrie Road.