Shop local in Eyemouth


Eyemouth lies a mere five miles north of the Border with England, where the mouth of the river Eye provides a natural harbour as well as an obvious inspiration for the town's name. Since England caputured Berwick upon Tweed in 1482, Eyemouth has been Scotland's largest south-eastern port.  Looking across the new harbour is Gunsgreen House, built by John and James Adam in the 18th Century.  Gunsgreen and the Eyemouth Maritime Centre reveal the port's smuggling history.

The Tourism Information Centre houses Eyemouth Museum, telling the story of 'Black Friday': the worst fishing disaster in Scotland's history.

Walking and cycling trails venture the dramatic geology, history and wildlife on the East Berwickshire Coastal Path, from Coldingham Bay beach to the cliff-edge Fast Castle, to the seabirds of St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve.

Dive the reefs, caves and wrecks of the St Abbs and Eyemouth Marine Reserve with Marine Quest or Aquastars - or view sea-life from Puffin's glass bottom boat, and go fishing aboard the Ocean Maid, Clansman or Scimitar Catamaran.

Population (2011) - 3,546

Shopping Delights Await

Kelso farmers market

Whether you are searching for the finest food, unique fashion or quality crafts - you will be spoilt for choice and find excellent value for money, with a genuine warm welcome and helpful, friendly advice.


Find out more about some of the specialist retailers in the region by following the links below:

Arts and crafts
Food and drink
Garden Centres


Click on Shop Local to get a flavour of the treats that lie in store for you when visiting each of the Borders towns.