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St. Abbs is a small fishing village located on the southeast coast of Scotland, in the committee area of Berwickshire, Scottish Borders region.

This view is from the harbour looking out to St. Abbs Head, a landmark site for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. This National Nature Reserve is home to thousands of Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Shags, Fulmars, Puffins and Herring Gulls nesting on narrow ledges from April to August, and the cliffs here offer a spectacular vantage point for observing their behaviour.

The village was originally known as Coldingham Shore, the name was changed in the 1890’s 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.

St. Abbs is a popular site for Scuba Divers. The sea around the village is unusually clear, in contrast to the more silt-laden coastal waters further to the north or south. These clear waters and the spectacular underwater scenery resulted in Britain’s first Voluntary Marine Reserve being established at St. Abbs. The Marine Reserve was established on 18 August 1984 by David Bellamy.

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Related shots can be found at: Lowland Scotland or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous capture tom of this gorgeous place. Wonderful rocks and colour

  • Linda  Morrison
    Linda Morrisonover 6 years ago

    lovely tom…great composition and scene

  • Michael Oubridge
    Michael Oubridgeover 6 years ago

    Wonderful scenery

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaover 6 years ago

    What a beautiful view! Excellent colors, textures and composition!

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonover 6 years ago

    Excellent shot Tom. I really like your balance between land/sea.

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathover 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot, full of texture.

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 6 years ago

    lovely shot,

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 6 years ago

    looks like a great shipwreck coastline, perfect for smugglers too! Once sagain, the colour is so VIVID it is just stunning

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 6 years ago


  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 6 years ago

    What a beautiful spot, must check this out one day, lovely shot Tom :))

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