It seems like only a week or so since we were in Edinburgh on Scotland’s East coast, but today we begin a journey in its far Southwest – Dumfries and Galloway.
The town of Newton Stewart lies on the West bank of the River Cree, which separates it from its neighbour, the parish of Minigaff. In the image above, we see the River Cree flowing beneath Creebridge as we look towards Newton Stewart from Minigaff.
You see above one of the houses in Newton Stewart’s main street.
I can’t say much about the purpose or history of this building in the main street, but I was struck by the characterfulness of its appearance. There are many small independent shops in the main street, but there are also two quite large supermarkets behind the street – an Aldi and a Sainsbury’s – and a Co-op on the main street itself.
I liked the building so much that I took this photo from behind it, close to the riverbank.
I took this photo from the Creebridge.
As you cross the Creebridge into Minigaff, you see these white buildings to your left.
Today, I feature the Creebridge itself – an attractive old stone, arched bridge. For all the photos that I took on our family holiday in Dumfries and Galloway I used my Fuji X-T4 26 MP cropped sensor mirrorless camera together with a Fujinon XF 16-55 mm f/2.8 lens.
EXIF data were: 1/250 secs @ f/4 and 16.5 mm. The ISO was 160.