Galloway Hills

The Galloway Hills are part of the Southern Uplands of Scotland, comprise an area of several hundred square miles of largely uninhabited wild land and form the northern boundary of Galloway. The Merrick, upon which the Academica Septima Superior rests, is the highest point in the Southern Uplands.

One of the fascinating features of these hills are the unusual placenames, often a mixture of Old Norse, Gaelic and Celtic languages. A few examples include the Rig of the Jarkness, the Rig of the Gloon and the Dungeon of Buchan.

Notable Hills

The greatest of the Galloway Hills (in order from highest to lowest) are:

  • Merrick
  • Corserine
  • Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
  • Kirriereoch Hill
  • Shalloch on Minnoch
  • Lamachan Hill
  • Cairnsmore of Fleet
  • Craignaw
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