On my last day in the Scottish Borders, I boarded another bus and drove about 2 hours towards the coastline to Eyemouth – a tip I got from Ruth, who I had photographed at Scott´s View. I originally had planned to go to St. Abbs, but that was even further away and had less buses going there – it has to wait for another time.
Eyemouth is a small town on the coast of the Scottish Borders and about 13 km north of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Fishing at Eyemouth dates back to the 13th century and the harbour is still active with its colourful fleet. Like other coastal communities in the 18th century, smuggling was rife amidst the clusters of houses, narrow wynds, caves and underground tunnels. (Visit Scotland)
Eyemouth lies along a sandy bay within steep cliffs and offers a beautiful walk along the cliffs towards St. Abbs.
Above the village, you´d find the remains of a former fort – Fort Point, the first Trace Italienne style fortification in Britain built in 1547 and finally demolished in 1559.
View in direction of St. Abbs Head – I will come back for that!