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YEARBOOK

2020


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WELCOME TO

EYEMOUTH HARBOUR Scotland’s First Port of Call‌

This, our second Handbook contains some great information which will aid you with understanding what facilities and services are available here at Eyemouth Harbour and in the immediate town. The staff and trustees at Eyemouth Harbour hope you enjoy your visit to the beautiful East Berwickshire Coast. Please have a look at our website www.eyemouthharbour.co.uk which is kept up to date with important navigational and operational information. You can also follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) for updates, information, pictures and images of general harbour life! We hope your visit, however long or short is pleasurable and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Christine Bell Business Manager


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CONTENTS PG 03

Welcome to Eyemouth

PG 06

The Harbour Team

PG 08

The Harbour

PG 12

Navigation & Tidal Information

PG 18

Facilities & Information

PG 21

Transport Links

PG 24

Safety Guidelines

PG 26

Local Heritage & History

PG 28

Visit Berwickshire Coast

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Useful Numbers

Eyemouth Harbour Trust yearbook is designed and published by DTech 0141 222 2202. Advertising sales by Contact Publicity 0141 204 2042

Eyemouth offers all the support services associated with a good-sized working harbour, with a broad and well-trained skills base and excellent facilities including boat builders, marine engineers, marine electronics (SIRM), maintenance yard, grid and slipway facilities, refuelling, storage and chandlery. The harbour area can offer accommodation and training facilities, commercial and office space for rental as well as serviced industrial sites available for immediate development. Close to a number of the North Sea’s offshore wind development sites in the Forth and Tay, it is also ideally positioned for access to the northern European coast, opposite the central North Sea oil and gas fields and is well located for vessels transiting the east coast. An anchorage (depth 15m) – 1.5 NM to landing pontoon is also available for larger vessels and Cruise ships. The harbour is situated at the heart of this bustling coastal town. Local attractions include Gunsgreen House and Eyemouth Museum. The area is popular with walkers, golfers and nature enthusiasts. The serviced pontoons offer safe secure berthing for visiting, annual or seasonal leisure craft just a few minutes’ walk to the town centre. The harbour building has 24/7 access to WCs, showers, laundry facilities and Wi-Fi is available around the harbour basin.


The house is sometimes closed for private functions so please check our website for details. www.gunsgreenhouse.org

The house of Secrets, an imposing Georgian mansion built for Merchant-Smuggler John Nisbet by John Adam c.1750 on the Harbour side in Eyemouth, come and discover the secrets. Fun for all the family and gateway to walking the Smugglers’ Trail. Smuggling display, historic rooms and secret hiding places. Explore the cellars and the smuggling displays, find the hidden tea chute, great for children and adults.

Bain, Swan Architects LLP

Chartered Architects

Eyemouth Fishmarket 2002

28 Harbour Road, Eyemouth, TD14 5HY

admin@bainswanarchitects.com 018907 50429

W L COLLIN Electrical Engineers & Contractor Dundee House Bridgend Harbour Road Eyemouth TD14 5JB

W L Collin, Electrical Engineers and Contractor, Eyemouth was established in 1973. This family run firm successfully continues to undertake all types of electrical work.

Domestic

From simple, straight forward repairs on lights and switches, installation of fire alarm systems, to home alterations or new builds.

Commercial

Industrial, retail, recreational and educational spaces.

Marine

Specialising in marine electrics, this independant business has repaired and

maintained many vessels, from fishing boats, pleasure craft and RNLI rescue boats. W L Collin regularly work in conjunction with Eyemouth Marine Ltd., where many and varied projects have been successfully completed, over the years, from overhaul and refit work to building new vessels. As members of SELECT since 1998, the quality of the company's work is assured, providing peace of mind for any prospective client.

Telephone (office) 018907 51309 (mobile) 07885 893777 Email david.collin@btconnect.com


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HARBOUR TEAM Business Manager Christine Bell Harbour Master Richard Lawton (until Spring 2020) Assistant to the Harbour Master Brendan Bates Harbour Operations Team Piotr Pisczc Gordon Young Ken Barrett Accounts Elaine Graham Marketing Executive Gayle Skelly Administrator Rachel Scott

Eyemouth Harbour Trust Harbour Offices, Gunsgreen Basin, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5SD Operations & Harbour Master: 018907 50223 or 07885 742505 Office: 018907 52494 Fax: 018907 50223 Email: office@eyemouth-harbour.co.uk Website: www.eyemouth-harbour.co.uk www.facebook.com/EyemouthHarbour @EyemouthHarbour www.instagram.com/eyemouthharbour Latitude / Longitude: 55° 52.5’N, 02° 5.3’W VHF: Channel 12


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HARBOUR Eyemouth’s unique position just 5 miles from the border with England has long made it a strategically important base and stopping off point for all kinds of boats, businesses and people. Located two miles from the main A1 trunk road via a direct access road avoiding town centre traffic. Eyemouth is less than four hours from London by train (from Berwick upon Tweed) and within easy reach of Edinburgh, Newcastle and three international airports. Featuring the largest and most secure harbour on Scotland’s south east coast with 24-hour lock-free access to a deep-water berthing facility, Eyemouth Harbour offers excellent benefits in terms of cost, convenience and facilities. The Harbour Trust welcomes leisure visitors and commercial operations of all sizes to visit or base their activities in the port. There is a fishing fleet of approximately 26 vessels, ranging from small creel boats to larger trawlers based out of the harbour. This number increases in size during the summer months when visiting vessels from the east coast of England come north. The harbour has a wide range of facilities for the commercial fishing industry including water, fuel, fish merchants, processors and distributors also based locally.


Eyemouth offers all the support services associated with a good-sized working harbour, with a broad and well-trained skills base and excellent facilities including marine engineers, marine electronics (SIRM), maintenance yard, grid and slipway facilities, refuelling, storage and chandlery. The harbour area can offer accommodation and training facilities, commercial and office space for rental as well as serviced industrial sites available for immediate development. Close to a number of the North Sea’s offshore wind development sites in the Forth and Tay, it is also ideally positioned for access to the northern European coast, opposite the central North Sea oil and gas fields and is well located for vessels transiting the east coast. An anchorage (depth 15m) – 1.5 NM to landing pontoon is also available for larger vessels and Cruise ships. The harbour is situated at the heart of this bustling coastal town. Local attractions include Gunsgreen House and Eyemouth Museum. The area is popular with walkers, golfers and nature enthusiasts. The serviced pontoons offer safe secure berthing for visiting, annual or seasonal leisure craft just a few minutes’ walk to the town centre. The harbour building has 24/7 access to WCs, showers, laundry facilities and Wi-Fi is available around the harbour basin. A wide range of shops and services with vibrant bars, restaurants and cafes are all within easy reach.


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NAVIGATION & TIDAL INFORMATION Eyemouth Harbour is situated 55° 52.5’N, 02° 05.3’W on the South East coast of Scotland. VHF Channel 12 Admiralty Chart 1612 / Imray C24 / OS 67

TIDAL STATISTICS Entrance Channel Width: 17m MLWS (low water) 1.9m MHWS (high water) 6.2m Gunsgreen Basin MLWS (low water) 2.9m MHWS (high water) 7.2m Inner Basin (old harbour): MLWS (low water) 1.70m MHWS (high water) 6.00m Tidal range: Mean spring range = 4.30m

Tidal Data: HW Dover + 03.30hrs The Hurkar Rocks at the entrance are marked by a North Cardinal Mark. Use the leading lights on a leading line of 174°. The deepest water is to the East of the harbour entrance, with a sandy anchorage to the West. Once within the mouth of the harbour keep mid channel. PLEASE BE AWARE – Water depths are variable, particularly in our entrance channel. Please call the Harbour Master on 018907 50223 / 07885 742505

USEFUL INFORMATION • No of pontoon berths: 34 • No of visitor berths: 10+ • Max length: 20m on the pontoons or 40m on quayside berths • Max draft: 2m on the pontoons*

*vessels over 2m draft can be accommodated in our deep water basin, by prior arrangement with the Harbour Master.


TIDE TABLES JAN TO APR


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TIDE TABLES MAY TO AUG


TIDE TABLES SEP TO DEC


COAST to COAST RIGGING Ltd

WORKSHOP AT PORT EDGAR MARINA ROLL SWAGING TALURIT SPLICING

Situated right on Eyemouth’s harbour front

Café Questo The ideal place to meet family and friends and enjoy watching the bustle of a busy fishing port.

• Freshly ground Italian coffee • Homemade food • Seasonal menu 31-32 Harbour Road Eyemouth

Tel 01890 752444

ROPE SPLICING DECK HARDWARE SERVICING Agent for most leading manufacturers

To advertise in any of DTech’s other marina publications call

Kevan Gibb Mobile: 07939 062156 info@coasttocoastrigging.co.uk www. coasttocoastrigging.co.uk

0141 204 2042 NORT H BU RN GA RAGE S E RV I C E S All Makes and Models Welcome

Premium Shellfish Exporter Exporter Premium Shellfish Telephone: 018907 52018 / 52427 Telephone: 018907 52018 / 52427

Email: admin@drcollin.co.uk Email: admin@drcollin.co.uk

34-36 Harbour Road, Eyemouth 34-36 Harbour Road, Eyemouth

Servicing and Repairs MOT Testing, MOT Prep Brakes Steering Diagnostics Exhausts, Batteries, Tyres Insurance Work New & Used Car Sales Light Commercial Sales SMTA Members Car Accident Repairs Car Body Repairs

ADDRESS High Street, Eyemouth, TD14 5EP T: 01890 750216 E: reddennorthburn@aol.com

Courtesy Cars Exhaust Systems

Scottish Motor Trade Association


ABOUT US As a ‘Garage for the Sea’ we specialise in the repair and servicing of vessels up to 250 Tonne & 20 Meters length, we offer a full range of trades to serve the North Sea’s fishing fleet, RNLI vessels, leisure marine sector and commercial work boats. As well as that we offer our trade services to onshore customers, whatever you require our experienced team of Craftsmen and Engineers can find a solution.

DIFFERENT SKILL SETS COMBINED TO SERVE YOU! Engineering – Welding – Painting – Joinery – Plumbing Electronics – Equipment Sales – Engine Supplies Call Today 01890 545 545

enquiries@eyemouthmarine.co.uk

Browns Bank Eyemouth TD14 5DQ


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FACILITIES & INFORMATION Eyemouth offers all the support services associated with a good-sized working harbour, with a broad and well-trained skills base and excellent facilities. A direct access road to the quayside, avoiding the town centre, is ideal for wide or heavy loads. • Dimensions at harbour entrance = 17m • Vessels up to LOA 40m (by prior arrangement with Harbour Master) • 24-hour, lock free access to berthing facilities • 100 metres of heavy duty, serviced pontoon (suitable for workboats) • Refuelling – 54,000 litre capacity • Direct harbour access road – avoids the town centre • Deepwater berthing with space for 4-6 wind cat vessels • 24/7 access to WC’s, showers & laundry facilities • Water, electricity, fuel and ice available • Wi-Fi with superfast broadband coming soon • Chandlery • Boat servicing & repairs

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Marine engineers Maintenance yard Grid and slipway facilities Davit crane with 250kg lifting capacity Quayside length: Gunsgreen Basin: 280m / Inner Basin: 490m (inc 230m serviced pontoons) Weight bearing capacity of quayside: 120 tonnes (estimated based on current useage by HGVs) Accommodation & training facilities Meeting room Commercial and office space available for rental within the Harbour Trust’s complex or nearby Wide range of accommodation, shops & local services in the town Restaurants, cafes & bars locally Great transport links to Edinburgh, Newcastle and Scottish Borders


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HARBOUR OFFICES

The Harbour Offices are located at Gunsgreen Basin (see map) Harbour Master’s Office Summer Hours (April – October) 06:00 – 19:00 Monday – Friday / 08:00 – 17:00 Saturday & Sunday Winter Hours (October – March) 06:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday / 10:00 – 17:00 Saturday & Sunday Accounts & Main Office: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday - Friday

SHOWERS, TOILETS & LAUNDRY

The showers, toilets and laundry facilities are located on the upper floor of the Harbour Office building. These are fully accessible for the disabled. Showers and laundry are coin operated (change available at the Harbour Office) There is also a vending machine for tea & coffee and cold drinks.

SECURITY

24hr CCTV operates in the harbour offices and around the quayside.

BERTHING FEES & LANDING DUES

Are payable at the harbour offices, Gunsgreen Basin. Offices are signposted around the harbour. The office can be contacted on 018907 52494 Our up to date Rates & Charges can be viewed on the website along with our Berthing Terms & Conditions

BUNKERING & FUEL

54,000 litre re-fuelling facility. Available at the fuel jetty, Gunsgreen Basin from 06:30am – 18:30pm (weekdays Summer), 06:30 – 16:30 (weekdays winter), Weekends by arrangement Please call 07885 742505 for duty staff.

ELECTRICITY

Single phase and 3-phase available.

WASTE DISPOSAL

Yachts / Leisure vessels: Wheeled bin at the top of the pontoon ramp. Please call the Harbour Master for special requirements. Fishing / Commercial vessels: Skips in Smeaton’s Yard for general rubbish. Used oil disposal at Smeaton’s Yard. Please call the Harbour Master for any special arrangements.

ICE

Macro flake ice available in 500kg bins by pre-order. Note: 48 hours’ notice is required. Please contact the Harbour Master on 018907 50223 / 07885 742505


TRANSPORT LINKS Edinburgh Airport 0131 333 1000 Newcastle Airport 0871 822 1121 Berwick upon Tweed Rail Station (East Coast main line) 0345 722 5333 Borders Buses Borders Buses operate the 235 and 253 routes in and around Eyemouth. Tel: 01289 308719


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HARBOUR WI-FI

Choose – ‘HARBOUR PUBLIC WI-FI’ PLEASE NOTE: When your device has found the harbour network you must open a webpage (Google, Chrome or Internet Explorer) then choose your tariff. This will then allow connection. It will then open a page where you choose your tariff option: 15 Minutes – FREE / 24 Hours - £2

SPEED

Vessels must restrict their speed so as not to create a dangerous wash or nuisance. Maximum 5 knots

WEATHER FORECAST & TIDE TIMETABLES

MARINE ELECTRONICS Wm. L. Collin - Marine, Commercial & Domestic (SELECT registered) Office: 018907 51309 / Mobile: 07885 893777 Sirm UK 1 St Ellas Wynd, Eyemouth TD14 5HJ. Tel: 018907 51968

CARGO HANDLING / FORKLIFT:

Davit crane on quayside: 250kg capacity Larger cranes by prior arrangement Forklift available for hire (1 tonne lifting capacity)

The current forecast and tide timetables can be found in the Harbour Master’s Office or on our website.

PARKING

BOAT REPAIRS / MAINTENANCE

Pay & display parking operates in the bays alongside The Ship and Hippodrome on Harbour Road.

Eyemouth Marine Ltd, Browns Bank, Eyemouth, TD14 5DQ. Tel: 018905 45545 www.eyemouthmarine.co.uk

CHANDLERY

FMA (Eyemouth) Sampsons Yard, Harbour Road, Eyemouth TD14 5JA. Tel: 018907 50066

There is designated parking around the harbour buildings at Gunsgreen Quay.

The middle pier is for emergency access and loading only and is marked with double yellow lines.


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SAFETY GUIDELINES Eyemouth is a busy working harbour and due care and attention should be taken whenever you are around the quayside. Wherever there is landing, loading or routine maintenance going on extra care should be taken. DO NOT run on walkways or pontoons as they can be slippery when wet or icy in frosty weather. DO use the handrails on access bridges, stairs etc Please remember that alcohol can impair your ability to walk along the pontoons and quayside safely! We advise that lifejackets should be worn at ALL times. Lifebuoys and access points to the harbour are provided at strategic points along with various safety notices. The harbour pontoons rise and fall with the tides so due care must be taken. We recommend that children should always be in the company of an adult and everyone must wear suitable lifejackets when on the pontoons and aboard any vessel. Berth holders should ensure that their guests are aware of the safety considerations and we advise that the berth holder accompany guests on the pontoons.


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LOCAL HERITAGE & HISTORY The town and harbour of Eyemouth are inextricably linked with the sea. Indeed the harbour is the heart of Eyemouth with the inner harbour reaching into the town and joining the River Eye. Eyemouth Museum in Market Square offers a fascinating insight into the town’s colourful history and heritage including The Great East Coast Fishing Disaster of 1881. Gunsgreen House is perhaps Eyemouth’s most iconic building. The handsome white Georgian building overlooking the harbour was built by John & James Adams for a local shipping merchant. The building has been restored, and as part of the project a Museum of Smuggling is now open to the public March to October. Eyemouth Fort, built in 1547, was one of the first Trace Italienne fortifications built in Britain. The original fort was constructed by English troops following the short war known as the “Rough Wooing”. A temporary

peace followed and the fort was demolished in 1550. However, tensions between Scotland, England and France soon began again and with the appointment of Mary of Guise as regent in Scotland more troops entered Scotland. In 1557, the fort at Eyemouth was built and extended by the French troops. However, the occupation was short lived and by 1560, the fort was again demolished by the signing of the treaty of Cateau-Cambresis. You can learn more about the history of the fort and the extensive provisioning of the fort by the French and Scots during a virtual reality tour in Eyemouth Museum and walk around the fort site on the headland to the North of the town.


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VISIT BERWICKSHIRE COAST ADVENTURE & ACTIVITIES

The Berwickshire Coast is a centre of adventure offering diverse activities enhanced by the natural surroundings and stunningly clear waters. Hidden from land, the vibrant coral reefs and marine life make the Berwickshire Marine Reserve (Scotland’s only marine reserve) one of the UK’s top diving and snorkelling locations. The award-winning Coldingham Sands, the perfect beach for surfing, swimming, kayaking or just relaxing. Head down one of our cycling routes or walk the ever popular, Berwickshire Coastal Path, taking in the full coastline. Challenge yourself at Eyemouth Golf Club’s 6th hole voted Britain’s Most Extraordinary as you hit across the North Sea or horse ride along the coast and beaches.

WILDLIFE & NATURE

Explore our breath-taking coastline, our abundance of flora and fauna, and our internationally important seabird colony at the St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve celebrating their 40th anniversary with National Trust for Scotland this year! Take a boat trip around the Berwickshire Marine Reserve to spot our

seal, bottlenose dolphins and minke whales and keep your eyes peeled for the rare Northern Brown Angus butterfly too around the Pease Dean Wildlife Reserve.

FOOD & DRINK

After seeing the fishermen land their catch at the harbour, make sure you try our local produce and exciting menu at one of the many eateries. With an array of award-winning food and drink, including Giacopazzi’s fish & chips and ice cream, Jarvis Pickle’s pies, and Left Field Kombucha – Scotland’s first kombucha brewery, a visit to the coast worth it for the cuisine alone! Find out more at www.visitberwickshirecoast.co.uk


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USEFUL NUMBERS Emergency Services – 999

COASTGUARD

POST OFFICE

DOCTOR

BANKS / ATMS

Aberdeen Coastguard operations covers Scotland / England border north to Brora. Sector Manager is Calum McNicol 018907 50348

Eyemouth Medical Practice, Lower Houndlaw, Eyemouth. Tel: 018907 50383 NHS 24 – out of hours Telephone: 111

DENTIST

Eyemouth Dental Practice, Old Telephone Exchange, Upper Houndlaw, Eyemouth. Tel: 018907 50519

PHARMACY

George Romanes Chemist, 6 Church St, Eyemouth. Tel: 018907 50374

TAXIS

B&B Taxis: 018907 51575 J&J Taxis: 018907 50353 John’s Cabs: 018907 50403 Premier (GED) Taxis: 018907 81230

McColl’s Filling Station, Industrial Estate, Coldingham Rd, Eyemouth. Tel: 018907 51147

Branch: Bank of Scotland, Manse Road, Eyemouth with ATM. ATM at Coop Supermarket, 30-40 High Street, Eyemouth. ATM at McColl’s Filling Station, Industrial Estate, Eyemouth.

CAR HIRE

Eyemouth Auto Centre Unit 1-4 Industrial Estate, Coldingham Road, Eyemouth. TD14 5AN. Tel: 018907 50554 Car Hire - East Coast Rentals 5 Berwick Workspace, Boarding School Yard, 90 Marygate, Berwick upon Tweed. TD15 1BN. Tel: 01289 307611 Enterprise Unit 4 Service Station, Wilderhaugh, Galashiels, Scottish Borders Care hire - deliver & collect to/from Eyemouth. Tel: 01896 755100


OBLÒ Ò

Oblò is an award-winning Style Bar & Bistro offering a fantastic range of food, snacks, coffees and drinks throughout the day, served in modern, ambient, urban surroundings. Oblò also has its own deli area selling a range of hand-picked Italian Artisan, Scottish and local produce, along with a selection of fine retail wines, liquers and spirits and an impressive range of cookbooks and drinking compendiums. Also… the story of ‘Black Friday’ and the famous memorial tapestry • Gift shop • Visitor information Children’s activities • Interactive 3D fort

We are open April - October - See website for current opening times Auld Kirk, Manse Road, Eyemouth, Scottish Borders TD14 5JE 018907 51701 | enquiries@eyemouthmuseum.co.uk

We are open every day throughout the year – please see our website for current opening hours and menu service times.

18-20 Harbour Road, Eyemouth, Scottish Borders TD14 SHU 018907 52527 Enquiries@oblobar.com

www.oblobar.com

WWW.EYEMOUTHMUSEUM.ORG

finest fish & chips & multi-award-winning ice cream . . .

Our award-winning fish & chip restaurant, takeaway and ice cream parlour is a long-established, family-run and family friendly business. Classically situated next to the harbour in the seaside town of Eyemouth, no trip to the Scottish Borders would be complete without a visit to Giacopazzi’s to enjoy the finest fish and chips in town, followed by one of our multi-award-winning ice creams or sorbet.

18-20 Harbour Road | EYEMOUTH | BORDERS | TD14 5HU 018907 50317 | ENQUIRIES@GIACOPAZZIS.CO.UK WWW.GIACOPAZZIS.CO.UK

20A HARBOUR ROAD, EYEMOUTH, SCOTTISH BORDERS TD14 5HU 018907 51239|BOOKINGS@STAYALBERO.CO.UK

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