Grantshouse is a small village in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders of Scotland. It lies on the A1, and its nearest railway stations are Dunbar to the north and Berwick-upon-Tweed to the south.

Grantshouse is located in Scottish Borders
Location within the Scottish Borders
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDuns
Postcode districtTD11
EU ParliamentScotland

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A roads in Zone 6 of the Great Britain numbering scheme

List of A roads in zone 6 in Great Britain starting east of the A6 and A7 roads and west of the A1 (road beginning with 6).


Berwickshire is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area in the Scottish Borders. It takes its name from Berwick-upon-Tweed, which was part of Scotland at the time of the county's formation, but became part of England in 1482 after several centuries of being fought over and swapping back and forth between the two kingdoms.

Formerly the county was often called "the Merse", from Old English mǣres, "border". From 1596 to 1890 the county town was Greenlaw. However, this was changed to Duns by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889, the act which established the system of county councils in Scotland.

The county borders Midlothian to the west, East Lothian to the north, the North Sea to the east and Roxburghshire and the English county of Northumberland to the south.

Cockburnspath railway station

Cockburnspath railway station was a railway station located in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland from 1846 to 1951 on the East Coast Main Line.


Coldingham (Scots: Cowjum)is a village and parish in Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, on Scotland's southeast coastline, north of Eyemouth.

East Coast Main Line diagram

The East Coast Main Line is a major trunk railway in the United Kingdom, linking London with Edinburgh. A detailed diagram of the line is housed on this page for technical reasons. There were many lines connecting with collieries etc. branching off the ECML. These are generally not shown.

Where dates for a railway station are shown as e.g. (1853–1959/64) these refer to the dates of closure to passengers and freight. Tallington station is open to freight as of 2008.

This is a route-map template for the East Coast Main Line, a UK railway.

For information on using this template, refer to Wikipedia:Route diagram template.

For pictograms used, see Wikipedia:Route diagram template/Catalog of pictograms.

Eye Water

Eye Water is a river in the Scottish Borders, it flows in a general SE direction from its source in the Lammermuir Hills to its estuary at Eyemouth on the east coast of Scotland, having a length of approximately 35 km (22 mi).


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).

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.

Grantshouse railway station

Grantshouse railway station was a railway station that served the village of Grantshouse, Berwickshire, Scotland from 1849 to 1964 on the East Coast Main Line.

List of Category A listed buildings in the Scottish Borders

This is a list of Category A listed buildings in the Scottish Borders council area in south-east Scotland.

In Scotland, the term listed building refers to a building or other structure officially designated as being of "special architectural or historic interest". Category A structures are those considered to be "buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type." Listing was begun by a provision in the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1947, and the current legislative basis for listing is the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997. The authority for listing rests with Historic Scotland, an executive agency of the Scottish Government, which inherited this role from the Scottish Development Department in 1991. Once listed, severe restrictions are imposed on the modifications allowed to a building's structure or its fittings. Listed building consent must be obtained from local authorities prior to any alteration to such a structure. There are approximately 47,400 listed buildings in Scotland, of which around 8% (some 3,800) are Category A.The council area of the Scottish Borders covers 4,732 square kilometres (1,827 sq mi), and has a population of around 112,400. There are 182 Category A listed buildings in the area.

List of Royal Observer Corps / United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation Posts (F–K)

This is a list of Royal Observer Corps (ROC) nuclear monitoring posts incorporated into the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (UKWMO).

List of Royal Observer Corps / United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation Posts (A–E)

List of Royal Observer Corps / United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation Posts (F–K)

List of Royal Observer Corps / United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation Posts (L–P)

List of Royal Observer Corps / United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation Posts (Q–Z)Notes:-

1. Many of these underground bunkers still exist under private ownership, permission of the owner is paramount before attempting to locate them.

2. With a few exceptions the surviving bunkers are in varying states of dereliction and are unsafe.

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List of community council areas in Scotland

This is a list of community council areas established in each of the council areas of Scotland.

As of 2012-3, there are 1,369 community council areas in Scotland, of which 1,129 (82%) have active community councils. There are also 3 Neighbourhood Representative Structures established in Dundee as alternatives to community councils.

Scottish community councils date from 1976, when they were established by district council and islands council schemes created under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The same act had established a two-tier system of local government in Scotland consisting of regional and district councils, except for the islands councils, which were created as unitary local authorities. The Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 abolished regional and district councils and transferred responsibility for community council schemes to new unitary councils created by the same act.

List of listed buildings in Coldingham, Scottish Borders

This is a list of listed buildings in the parish of Coldingham in the Scottish Borders, Scotland.

List of places in the Scottish Borders

Map of places in the Scottish Borders compiled from this list

See the list of places in Scotland for places in other counties.This list of places in the Scottish Borders includes towns, villages, hamlets, castles, golf courses, historic houses, hillforts, lighthouses, nature reserves, reservoirs, rivers, and other places of interest in the Scottish Borders council area of Scotland.

Penmanshiel Tunnel

Penmanshiel Tunnel is a now-disused railway tunnel near Grantshouse, Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland. It was formerly part of the East Coast Main Line between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar.

The tunnel was constructed during 1845–46 by the contractors Ross and Mitchell, to a design by John Miller, who was the Engineer to the North British Railway. Upon completion, the tunnel was inspected by the Inspector-General of Railways, Major-General Charles Pasley, on behalf of the Board of Trade.The tunnel consisted of a single bore, 244 metres (267 yd) long, containing two running lines.

During its 134-year existence, the tunnel was the location of two incidents investigated by HM Railway Inspectorate. The first was in 1949, when a serious fire destroyed two carriages of a south-bound express from Edinburgh. Seven passengers were injured, but there were no deaths.The second incident occurred on 17 March 1979 when, during improvement works, a length of the tunnel collapsed. Two workmen were killed, and 13 others managed to escape. Later it was determined that the ground was not stable enough to excavate and rebuild the tunnel, so it was sealed up and a new alignment was made for the railway, in a cutting to the west of the hill.The tunnel was also affected by the August 1948 floods. The damage caused by these floods led to the abandonment of much of the railway network in the south east of Scotland.

Preston, Scottish Borders

Preston is a small village in the ancient county of Berwickshire, now an administrative area of the Scottish Borders region of Scotland. It lies within the local Abbey St Bathans, Bonkyl & Preston Community Council area.

The united Parishes of 'Bunkle' and Preston, situated at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills, are bordered on the north by the Parishes of Abbey St Bathans and Coldingham, on the east by the Parishes of Coldingham and Chirnside, on the south by the Parishes of Edrom and Duns and on the east by the Parishes of Duns and Abbey St. Bathans.

Reston railway station

Reston railway station served the village of Reston in Scotland between 1846 and 1964. It was on the main line of the North British Railway and for most of its life was the junction for the branch to Duns.

Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders (Scots: The Mairches, lit. "The Marches"; Scottish Gaelic: Crìochan na h-Alba) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders the City of Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Midlothian, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian and, to the south-west, south and east, the English counties of Cumbria and Northumberland. The administrative centre of the area is Newtown St Boswells.

The term Scottish Borders is also used to designate the areas of southern Scotland and northern England that bound the Anglo-Scottish border.

Berwickshire towns and villages

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