Location & amenities
Berwickshire’s beautiful countryside is bounded to the South by the River Tweed, to the North and West by the Lammermuir and Eildon Hills, and to the East by the sea. Vibrant small towns, pretty villages, wonderful beaches, productive farmland, all within easy reach of Edinburgh – and a strong sense of our deep historical tradition – combine to make this a wonderful place to live and to grow in faith.
Duns is the county town of the historic county of Berwickshire. It is set within beautiful countryside on elevated land between the Merse and the Lammermuirs. Duns serves and supports a flourishing rural agricultural hinterland, surrounding villages and settlements in a radius of 15 miles (24 km). The charge boundary extends from Swinton and Leitholm in the south to Cranshaws and Longformacus in the north; and from Gordon in the west to Chirnside in the east. Duns is an attractive town; the main part being pleasantly arranged around a large central square.
Duns is a diverse, friendly and vibrant Borders town with a low crime rate, click the police website for the area and for East Berwickshire. It attracts people from all sectors of society, young and old, including a close-knit community of ‘Dingers’ (those born locally) and incomers who have made it their home more recently.
Housing. There is a wide range of housing in the region: from grand villas and stately homes to social housing run by housing associations. Duns is expanding with a housing scheme of seventy-five new affordable homes just off Springfield Avenue recently given the go-ahead (as reported in The Southern Reporter 8/2/2018).
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