Newtown Saint Boswells

Newtown Saint Boswells

Village (pop., 2004 est.: 1,200), 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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