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Firth, Scottish Borders

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Firth, Scottish Borders

Firth is the word in the Lowland Scots language and in English used to denote various coastal waters in Scotland and England. In mainland Scotland it is used to describe a large sea bay, or even a strait. In the Northern Isles it more usually refers to a smaller inlet. It is linguistically cognate to fjord (both from Proto-Germanic *fer├żuz) which has a more constrained sense in English; a firth would most likely be called a fjord if it were situated in Scandinavia.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT5423
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

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