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Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

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Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

Eyemouth is a small town and civil parish in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is 2 miles east of the main north-south A1 road and just 8 miles north of Berwick-upon-Tweed. It has a population of about 3,420 people (2004). The town's name comes from its location at the mouth of the Eye Water. The Berwickshire coastline consists of high cliffs over deep clear water with sandy coves and picturesque harbours. A fishing port, Eyemouth holds a yearly Herring Queen Festival.
Post townEyemouth
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyBerwickshire
OS GridNT9464
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code018907 5xxxx
Population2,587 (2001)

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


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

Eyemouth, coast town and par., NE. Berwickshire, on Eyemouth Bay, at mouth of Eye Water, 2½ miles NW. of Burnmouth sta., 8 NW. of Berwick upon Tweed, and 54J SE. of Edinburgh -- par., 1004 ac., pop. 2935; town, pop. 2825; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Eyemouth was a flourishing port in the reign of Alexander II. (1214-1249). In the 18th century it was a noted seat of the smugglers. It is now the headquarters of a large fishery district extending from St Abb's Head in Berwickshire to Amble in Northumberland. A new harbour was opened in 1886.

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