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Eyemouth Scots: Heymooth Eyemouth Harbour Eyemouth Eyemouth shown within the Scottish Borders Population 2,587 (2001) OS grid reference NT944640 Civil parish Eyemouth Council area Scottish Borders Lieutenancy area Berwickshire Country Scotland Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town Eyemouth Postcode district TD14 5xx Dialling code 018907 5xxxx Police Scottish Fire Scottish Ambulance Scottish EU Parliament Scotland UK Parliament Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk Scottish Parliament Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire List of places UK Scotland Coordinates: 55°52′16″N 2°05′35″W / 55.871°N 2.093°W / 55.871; -2.093 Eyemouth (Scots: Heymooth) is a small town and civil parish in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the main north-south A1 road and just 8 miles (13 km) north of Berwick-upon-Tweed. It has a population of about 3,420 people (2004). Eyemouth is very nearly due east of Glasgow. In fact Eyemouth's latitude is 55.8691°N, whilst Glasgow's is 55.8642°N, so Eyemouth is about 600 yards further north. 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. Notable buildings in the town include Gunsgreen House and a cemetery watch-house built to stand guard against the Resurrectionists (body snatchers). Many of the features of a traditional fishing village are preserved in the narrow streets and 'vennels', giving shelter from the sea and well-suited to the smuggling tradition of old. Eyemouth is not far from the small villages of Ayton, Reston, St. Abbs, Coldingham and Burnmouth. The coast offers opportunities for birdwatching, walking, fishing and diving. Accommodation includes several hotels, B&Bs and a holiday park. The geology of the area shows evidence of folding that led James Hutton to announce that the surface of the earth had changed dramatically over the ages. Eyemouth Harbour Contents 1 History 2 Modern town life 3 Communications 4 Education 5 Harbour and industry 6 Politics 7 Attractions 7.1 Nearby places of interest 8 Popular culture 9 See also 10 Notes 11 References 12 External links History[edit] 보지