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Many thanks to Duncan House B&B for facilitating this camera's location and to Tweed Rivers Fisheries Association for capitally funding its installation. The River Tweed at Kelso is renowned for its salmon fishing, there are two eighteen hole golf courses as well as a National Hunt (jumping) horse racing track, the course is known as 'Britain's Friendliest Racecourse', racing first took place in Kelso in 1822. Kelso is located where the rivers Tweed and Teviot have their confluence, creating the world famous Junction Pool. Kelso's other main tourist attractions are the ruined Kelso Abbey and Floors Castle, featured in the webcam, a William Adam designed house completed in 1726. The River Tweed, or Tweed Water, (Scottish Gaelic: Abhainn Thuaidh) is 97 miles long and flows primarily through the Borders region of Great Britain. It rises on Tweedsmuir at Tweed's Well near where the Clyde, draining northwest, and the Annan draining south also rise. 'Annan, Tweed and Clyde rise oot the ae hillside' as the Border saying has it. It drains the entire Borders region. Its lower reaches are near Berwick-upon-Tweed.