Jedburgh is a town in Scottish Borders, SE Scotland, on the Jed River.
The manufacture of rayon is the main industry of the town. The red sandstone ruins of an abbey founded in 1118 is a notable attraction in Jedburgh. Other notable buildings in the town include Mary, Queen of Scots' House and Jedburgh Castle Jail, now a museum. Jedburgh Castle Jail, built in the early 19th century is open to the public.
Borders traditions like the annual Callant's Rideout and bands of pipes and drums add local colour, and delicacies include Jethart Snails and Jethart Pears. Another annual event is the Jethart Hand Ba' game. The Canongate Brig dates from the 16th century, and there are some fine riverside walks. The Capon Oak Tree is reputed to be 2000 years old, and Newgate Prison and the town spire are among the town's older buildings. The town's industries included textiles, tanning and glove-making, grain mills, and electrical engineering.
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