I have two brothers Ebenezer KIRKPATRICK b. c1783 and Thomas KIRKPATRICK b. 1787 in Closeburn, Dumfries, who left there and moved to Orkney.
Ebenezer married Elspet GROUNDWATER and they had one son James Gould KIRKPATRICK b. 1828, Ebenezer then married Isobel LOUTIT in 1829 in the parish of Orphir, Orkney and they had one son Ebenezer KIRKPATRICK b. 1830.
Thomas married Margaret SHEARER in 1817 in Canisbay, Caithness and they had five children Donald b. 1818, Margaret b. c1820, Ebenezar b. 1821, Anna b. 1823 and Thomas b. 1825, the first two children were born in Canisbay and the remainder in Orphir, Orkney.
I would appreciate any info anyone might have on this line, will gladly swap any research.