Craigdarroch became one of the main bases for the Norwegian Army, with 150 men of the new Norwegian Bridgade’s No 1 company arriving in autumn of 1940 – being in an isolated sheep farming area made it ideal for military exercises. Craigdarroch was apparently also allocated to a special unit for a short period, perhaps one of the Independent Companies, which later became Commandos. The famous subject of a song, Annie Laurie was born at Maxwelton House and moved into Craigdarroch after marrying Alexander Ferguson in 1708. The house was built by famous Scottish architect William Adam in 1729 and is open to the public for limited hours throughout July each year.
 Isabelle C. Gow, Nithsdale at War (Catrine: Stenlake, 2011), p.69
 Kristian Jahr, ‘Dumfries and Norway’ (1962), p.3 – Courtesy of Dumfries Museum
 Isabelle C. Gow, Nithsdale at War (Catrine: Stenlake, 2011), p.70
 Historic Houses Association website, Craigdarroch page [accessed 21.4.2017]