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Did you know that the pedal bicycle was invented in Keir Mill (14 miles from Dumfries) by Kirkpatrick Macmillan , a local blacksmith, in 1839? His machine was an improvement on the scooted ‘hobbyhorse’; though heavy, his invention could manage the trip to Dumfries in an hour; and the 68 miles to Glasgow in two days. He never bothered to patent his idea.

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Famous Dumfries people:

John Laurie
Kirsty Wark
Sir John Richardson
William Paterson

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War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it - George Orwell
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Cato Street Conspiracy Exposed - 1820
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