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Region’s most Wikipedia’ed residents

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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Region's most Wikipedia'ed residents

A MILLIONAIRE DJ, Ugly Betty actress, comedian and curling star are some of the region's most Wikipedia's residents and natives. online have created a map that replaces place names with the area’s most Wikipedia’ed resident – people born in, lived in or heavily connected to the area.

It’s no surprise that for Dumfries, that person is Calvin Harris. Harris, 35, real name Adam Wiles, was born in Dumfries and attended Dumfries High School and worked in near-by Annan fish factory Pinneys before hitting the big time.

He topped Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid DJs for six consecutive years from 2013 to 2018.

And for the rest of the region . . .

Lockerbie – Anna Sloan

Annan – Ashley Jenson

Langholm – Hugh MacDiarmind

Moffat – Danny Bhoy

Thornhill – Emily Smith

Castle Douglas – Ted McMinn

Kirkcudbright – David Coulthard

Wigtown – Margaret Wilson

Newton Stewart – Bill Drummond

Stranraer – Leander Starr Jameson


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