Eyemouth Fishing Disaster Memorial, St Abbs

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I went to see the recently unveiled memorial to the victims of the Eyemouth fishing disaster at St Abbs yesterday. The tragedy claimed the lives of 189 fishermen during a storm on October 14 1881. At first I was rather taken aback by the size of the figures on the bronze sculpture, which were only a few inches high.

Eyemouth Fishing Disaster Memorial, St Abbs

Eyemouth Fishing Disaster Memorial, St Abbs

However it’s really very effective as you draw closer and see the bereaved women and children scouring the horizon in vain. The sculpture is by local artist, Jill Watson.

Eyemouth Fishing Disaster Memorial, St Abbs

Eyemouth Fishing Disaster Memorial, St Abbs

The sculpture gives you another reason to visit St Abbs and the rest the beautiful Scottish Borders.

 


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