Dumfries and Galloway

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A small village formerly associated with limestone quarrying in Dumfries and Galloway, Penpont lies in the valley of the Scaur Water, 3 miles (5 km) west of Thornhill and 16 miles (24 km) north of Dumfries. The geologist and explorer Joseph Thomson was born here in 1856, while inventor of the bicycle Kirkpatrick Macmillan was born at nearby Keir Mill in 1813.

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