Marine Quest – inspiring diving around St Abbs, Eyemouth and the Firth of Forth. The Harbourside – first-class accommodation for divers and walkers.


The 1141 tonne steamship Glanmire was built in 1888 by W.B. Thompson of Dundee. While en-route from Amsterdam to Grangemouth, she struck the Black Carrs Rock then drifted until she finally sank 300m north of St Abbs light house. Her 15 crew and 22 passages all managed to reach safety in small boats. She is spread over a large area; the plates, which are left, are carpeted in dead mens fingers and plumose anemones. Large numbers of cod and smaller bib are also common around the wreck. The Glanmire must be dived during slack water.