Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Cockburnspath

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Cockburnspath in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. This is a village which lies near the North Sea coast between Berwick upon Tweed and Edinburgh. It is at the eastern extremity of the Southern Upland Way a long distance walking footpath from the west to east coast of Scotland. It is also the termini of the Sir Walter Scott Way and the Berwickshire Coastal Path. At the nearby village of Cove, there is a small fishing harbour. In the 19th century Cockburnspath was a favourite summer haunt of many Scottish artists who painted the village, farm workers and the surrounding scenery. The village's picturesque scenery captivated both James Guthrie and Edward Arthur Walton who shared a house there in 1883. Dunglass castle, just to the west, was the home of the geologist Sir James Hall who, in the Spring of 1788, joined John Playfair and James Hutton in a boat trip from Dunglass Burn east along the coast looking for evidence to support Hutton's theory that rock formations were laid down in an unending cycle over immense periods of time. The railway station opened in 1846 and closed in 1951. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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