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Coldstream, Scottish Borders

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Coldstream, Scottish Borders

Coldstream is a small town in the Borders district of Scotland. It lies on the north bank of the River Tweed in Berwickshire, while Northumberland in England lies to the south bank, with Cornhill-on-Tweed the nearest village. A former burgh, Coldstream is the home of the Coldstream Guards, a regiment in the British Army, and is the location where Edward I of England invaded Scotland in 1296.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyBerwickshire
OS GridNT8439
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01890
Populationest. 2,050 (2006)

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

Coldstream, par. and town (police burgh), S. Berwickshire, on river Tweed, 13½ miles SW. of Berwick-upon-Tweed by rail and 62 miles SE. of Edinburgh -- par., 8534 ac. (214 water), pop. 2561; vil., pop. 1616; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. The Coldstream Guards, the second oldest corps in the British army, were raised here by General Monk in 1659-60.

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