Pudding.cool 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