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Duns, Scottish Borders

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Duns, Scottish Borders

Duns is the county town of the historic county of Berwickshire, within the Scottish Borders.
Post townDuns
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyBerwickshire
OS GridNT7853
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01361
Populationest. 2,710 (2006)

Other names by which Duns, Scottish Borders has been known in the past


Duns, Scottish Borders in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Duns, market town and par. with ry. sta., Berwickshire, 55 miles SE. of Edinburgh and 357 NW. of London by rail -- par., 11,396 ac., pop. 3353; town, pop. 2437; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday; Duns has mfrs. of fine linen, a bleaching-ground, and a brewery. On Duns Law (700 ft.) are traces of a camp formed by the Covenanters in 1639, and in vicinity is the seat of Duns Castle.

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