Photographs of Dumfries, Tinwald, and Kirkbean, Scotland
CHARLES DOBIE : GENEALOGY
DUMFRIES, TINWALD, and KIRKBEAN, SCOTLAND
This is a scan of the map of Dumfries Town Centre from a brochure published by Dumfries Town Centre Partnership and by Dumfries &
Robert Dobie kindly emailed these photographs, all but three of which he took in September, 2002. They are shown below
along with his comments. There are also two photos of Tinwald Church and graveyard and two taken at Kirkbean Church.
Mill Green in the centre of Dumfries. You can locate it on the lower left bank of the river on the map above.
Mid Steeple in High Street. This is used as a museum, market, book shop, and a meeting place.
The Burns Statue. The steeple of the church on the right can just be seen in the background of the photo above.
Robert Dobie at Dobie's Wynd, which is directly behind Loreburn Street and Academy Street. The
building behind Robert was the Dobie General store in Loreburn Street until it closed down in 1997
(see the news story about the store closing). In 2002,
when this photo was taken, the store was a Turkish coffee shop.
The beautiful Devorgilla Bridge in the centre of Dumfries. (Photo was taken in May 2007).
Tinwald church as you drive up a very narrow farm track. As you can see it is in a remote
spot and to the right there are a few small cottages. It is positioned on the top of a
low ridge and gives a scenic view to the vale below.
The graveyard completely encircles the church. There are very many Dobies buried here and
judging by the size and grandeur, the people buried here must have been very wealthy to
afford such ornate graves and headstones.