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Path to success in Tweed Valley

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:56:11 +0000

Walkers, cyclists and horseriders are among the groups to benefit from the extension of the Tweed Valley Railway multi-use path, which was officially opened recently.

Plans to convert former Peebles hotel into flats given thumbs-up

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:17:02 +0000

A historic hotel in Peebles looks set to be turned into flats now councillors have approved conversion plans drawn up by its owners.

Sheriff blasts man who sold ecstasy to 12-year-olds

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:30:19 +0000

A drug dealer from Hawick who sold ecstasy tablets to two 12-year-olds has been criticised by a sheriff.

Welcome to Galashiels

Thank you for visiting the official Galashiels Town Site where you will find everything you need to know about Galashiels, one of the Scottish Borders' premier towns.

For information about local events, a directory of Galashiels' business, tourist information for the Scottish Borders and much more, please enjoy browsing our pages.

For Events and what's happening is the Scottish Borders and Northumberland please see our Scottish Borders Information Portal or The Scottish Borders Guide

Galashiels is a major commercial centre and central communication point for the Scottish Borders. The town is known for textile manufacturing, and is the location of Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles and Design, Galashiels Academy and one campus of the Borders College, which as of 2009 has moved and now joins with the University.


A central Borders tourist location, Galashiels also has a range of shops and industries.


Galashiels is a vibrant community with plenty to do all year round.


Galashiels has a rich history beginning in 1124, which is commemorated annually in the Braw Lads' Gathering.


A calendar of events and activities in and around Galashiels. If you know of anything going on, let us know.

Masthead Picture courtesy of Lynn Suckow

Events & Activities

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Galashiels Braw Lads Gathering begins with the popular Scottish Country Dance. Childrens' discos, sports, local visits, and a fancy dress night follow, along with re-enactments of ancient ceremonies, an overseas reception and an Investiture Concert. Braw Lads' Day sees a ceremonial ride around the neighbouring countryside.

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