n The Tweed is one of Britain’s finest salmon rivers. In the bygone days of commercial fishing, as many as 5,000 salmon were recorded having been caught in just one day! n As Berwick was regarded an independent borough, neither in Scotland nor in England, when peace was declared after the war with Russia, Berwick was overlooked in the treaty. So, technically, for a long time afterwards, Berwickupon-tweed was still at war with Russia! n The famous artist L.S. Lowry often visited Berwick and in 1947 is said to have come close to buying the house called the Lions until dissuaded by his architect, who highlighted the building’s major problems with dampness. The two lions he called the “pot lions” are still there atop the gateposts.
n The local football team, Berwick Rangers, play in the Scottish League.