Newtown Saint Boswells

Village (pop., 1991: 1,108), Scottish Borders council area, historic county of Roxburghshire, southeastern Scotland.

It lies on the Edinburgh-Carlisle railway. Before 1929 its population consisted mainly of railroad employees. Since then its main function has changed to local governmental administration, and it has important livestock sales and a campus of Borders College. Dryburgh Abbey, founded in 1150, has the tombs of Sir Walter Scott and Field Marshal Douglas Haig.

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      village, Scottish Borders council area, historic county of Roxburghshire, Scotland, lying in the Tweed basin southeast of Edinburgh on the Edinburgh-Newcastle road. Before 1929 its population consisted mainly of railway employees. Since then its main function has changed to local governmental administration, and it has important livestock sales and a campus of Borders College. Nearby Dryburgh Abbey, founded in 1150 for the Premonstratensian order, has the tombs of Sir Walter Scott and Earl Haig (Field Marshal Douglas Haig). Pop. (2004 est.) 1,200.

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