Dumfriesshire or the County of Dumfries is a registration county of Scotland. The lieutenancy
area of Dumfries has similar boundaries.
Until 1975 it was a county. Its county town was Dumfries. It
bordered Kirkcudbrightshire to the west, Ayrshire to the north-west,
Lanarkshire, Peeblesshire and Selkirkshire to the north, and
Roxburghshire to the east. To the south was the coast of the Solway
Firth, and across the English border Cumberland.