Tweed  Scotland


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Tweed like this:

Tweed, river, in the SE. of Scotland, and partly in the N. of England; rises in a spring called Tweed's Well, in the extreme S. of Peeblesshire, near the sources of the Clyde and the Annan, and flows NE. through Peeblesshire, E. through Selkirkshire and Roxburghshire, and NE. between Berwickshire and Northumberland, to the North Sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed; length, 97 miles, 16 of which form the boundary between Scotland and England, the remaining 2 being entirely in Northumberland; area of basin, 1870 square miles, a drainage basin surpassed in Scotland only by that of the Tay; is celebrated for the varied scenery along its course, and has valuable salmon fisheries. ...

Its chief tributaries are the Ettrick Water (which receives Yarrow Water), the Teviot, and the Till on the right bank; and Lyne Water, Gala Water, Leader Water, Eden Water, and the Whiteadder on the left bank.

Tweed through time

Tweed is now part of Scottish Borders district. Click here for graphs and data of how Scottish Borders has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tweed itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tweed, in Scottish Borders and Scotland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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