Place:Beattock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

TypeInhabited place
Coordinates55.3043°N 3.4507°W
Located inDumfriesshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoKirkpatrick-Juxta, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandparish in which Beattock was located until 1975
Dumfries and Galloway Region, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996
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Beattock is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, approximately southwest of Moffat and north of Dumfries.

Beattock was historically served by the A74 road and the West Coast Main Line, however the road has since been upgraded to the A74(M) motorway and no longer passes through the village. Beattock railway station was closed in 1972.

Beattock Summit is located approximately to the north of the village in the neighbouring administrative area of South Lanarkshire. At it is the highest point on both the M74, and on the West Coast Main Line within Scotland. The poet W. H. Auden's 1936 work Night Mail makes reference to the summit.

The Southern Upland Way and the Annandale Way run close to the village.

This area is now part of the unitary authority called the Dumfries & Galloway Council Area.

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