Standing on the North Sea coast, Eyemouth is the largest town in Berwickshire, and acquired its name due to being located at the mouth of the Eye Water River.
The harbour town of Eyemouth is a vibrant working fishing centre which dates back to the 13th century. Many features of the traditional fishing town are preserved in the present day town but the working harbour area has seen much regeneration in recent years.
The Eyemouth Herring Queen Festival is held annually in July and celebrates the life of the fishing community in Eyemouth.
The popular Berwickshire Coastal Path stretches for some 30 miles along the spectacular Berwickshire coastline and walkers pass through Eyemouth on route from St Abbs to Berwick-upon-Tweed. The Eyemouth coast provides opportunities for walking, diving, fishing, swimming, surfing and bird watching.
Within easy reach of the A1 road for commuters, the town has both a primary and secondary school, a golf course, medical practice, shops, amusement arcade and a museum. The bars and restaurants in the town come well recommended and are said to offer some of the best fish and chips in the area as well as award-winning ice cream and fresh seafood. Eyemouth is home to a number of long-established family run businesses.