Wigtownshire or the County of Wigtown is a registration
county in the Southern Uplands of south west Scotland. Until 1975,
the county was one of the administrative counties used for local
government purposes, and is now administered as part of the council
area of Dumfries and Galloway. The county town was historically
Wigtown, with the administrative centre moving to Stranraer—the
largest town—on the creation of a county council in 1890.