Eyemouth (Scots: Heymooth) is a small town and civil parish in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders Place 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 more or less 3,420 people (2004).
The town’s declare comes from its location at the mouth of the Eye Water. The Berwickshire coastline consists of tall cliffs exceeding deep determined water taking into consideration sandy coves and picturesque harbours. A fishing port, Eyemouth holds a once a year Herring Queen Festival. Notable buildings in the town swell Gunsgreen House and a cemetery watch-house built to stand guard against the Resurrectionists (body snatchers). Many of the features of a expected 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 and wide 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 Place shows evidence of folding that led James Hutton to announce that the surface of the earth had distorted dramatically over the ages.