But what was this on the south side of town? An Esso garage with no queues and a full complement of the Sunday papers! I put in £34 pounds worth, my previous maximum being around £25. The lady told me that supplies were fine down there but that there'd been a bit of a panic back on Monday.
So, plan "A" continued. On to Dumfries, then Southerness, which I knew as a child, and next I went to the John Paul Jones Cottage. This is a very nice little museum and was the birthplace of the "Father of the American Navy". Jones also served as an admiral in Russia and eventually died in Paris. I wonder what he'd make of present-day Scottish politics...
I returned via Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, St John's Town of Dalry, Moniaive and Thornhill - where I had a break and saw some of the Celtic v Rangers game. I saw absolutely no sign of any petrol shortage during this quite extensive tour of southern Scotland.
Other photos from this trip are here.