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Looking Over St Abbs Towards St Abb's Head by Christine Smith
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FEATURED in Your Country’s Best 30-05-2013
FEATURED in Postcards-Destinations 02-06-2013
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Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Lens: @ 33m, ISO: 100, Aperture: f7, Shutter: 1/125

St. Abbs is a small fishing village located on the south east coast of Scotland, in the Berwickshire area of the Scottish Borders. The village was originally known as Coldingham Shore, as prior to any buildings, the fishermen who worked their boats from the beach resided at Fisher’s Brae in Coldingham. These fishermen had to carry their fishing gear the one and a half miles down a path. The path is now known as the Creel Path, Creel is the local name for a Lobster pot. The first building in St. Abbs was constructed about the middle of the 18th century followed later by a row of 5 cottages. This first row of houses where constructed in a traditional Scottish style with a central fire and a wide chimney. The walls were constructed of “Clat and Clay” a framework of wood interlaced with straw and daubed over with moist clay.
By 1832 it is recorded that the inhabitants of the Shore comprised sixteen families, who with twenty others residing in Coldingham, obtained their livelihood by fishing. In addition to these, thirty people proceeded annually to the North for the Herring fishing, which gave employment for fourteen boats from the village. The name was eventually changed in the 1890s to St. Abbs. The new name was derived from St Abb’s Head, a rocky promontory located to the north of the village, itself named after St. Aebbe.

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st abbs, st abbs head, scotland, villages, fishing villages, harbours, boats

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 1 year ago

    Excellent capture, Christine!

  • Thank you very much for the feature in ‘Your Country’s Best’ Marie. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 1 year ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Christine!!…this has to be one of the most eye catching harbours I have seen…wonderful views!!

  • Thanks so much Kate. It was an amazing little fishing village.

    – Christine Smith

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Such beauty.. Well captured

  • Thank you very much John.

    – Christine Smith

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you Ray.

    – Christine Smith

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago


    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thanks Derek.

    – Christine Smith

  • Jen Davies
    Jen Daviesabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful coastal scene Christine! Instant fav for me!

  • Much appreciated Jen.

    – Christine Smith

  • peter jackson
    peter jacksonabout 1 year ago

    Nice comp Christine looks great.

  • Thank you kindly Peter, for both your great comment and the fave.

    – Christine Smith

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic, I have never seen shots from this viewpoint …

  • Thanks so much Tom. I would have loved more time here.

    – Christine Smith

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 year ago

    Lovely view well captured!

  • Thank you Angie for your kind words and the fave.

    – Christine Smith

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 1 year ago

    superbly captured Christine.

  • Thanks so much Julie for your support.

    – Christine Smith

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