An elongated whaleback of a summit in The Machars of Dumfries and Galloway, Barbuchany rises to 62m (203 feet) a half-mile (1 km) southwest of Newton Stewart. On modern Ordnance Survey maps the name applies only to the nearby farm, but the First Edition shows it also relates to the hill. Barbuchany is part of an extensive drumlin field and has its principal axis aligned NW-SE suggesting the direction of flow of the ice sheet which once covered this area.

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