Scottish Borders

A village of Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders, Chirnside lies to the north of the Whiteadder Water, 5½ miles (9 km) east northeast of Duns and 9 miles (15 km) west of Berwick-upon-Tweed. It has a 12th Century church, a primary school, a community centre, medical centre, an ambulance station, post-office, small supermarket, a few shops on Main Street, three churches, and the Waterloo Inn which dates from the 1820s. To the north is The Loaning represents a development of 26 sheltered flats for the elderly built in 1984 and run by the Trust Housing Association. This overlooks a football ground at Comrades Park. Most development has taken place to the south of Main Street, with public housing constructed in the 1950s and then successive developments through to large private houses of the 21st century. At nearby Chirnsidebridge is a paper mill that was established in 1842. Motor racing champion Jim Clark (1936-68) farmed nearby at Edington Mains and is remembered by a large memorial at the top of Crosshill. incorporating a clock. There were once two fine mansions to the south of the village; Ninewells House was the home of the philosopher David Hume (1711-76) but demolished in 1954 and Whitehall which was home to the Halls of Dunglass but demolished in 2015. The Ninewells Doocot dates from the 16th century, is of the beehive style and is located within a private garden in the village.

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