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Football star John Collins in the running to be immortalised in Galashiels street name

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:53:19 +0000

A call has been made to immortalise former Hibs, Celtic and Scotland football star John Collins in one of his home town’s newest streets.

Borders council leader urging Scottish Government to help foot bill for Brexit preparations

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:25:30 +0000

Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam is calling on ministers at Holyrood to hand over cash earmarked for preparations for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

It’s all change as Borders bike festival looks to go up a gear

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:47:07 +0000

It’s all change for the TweedLove bike festival as it looks to broaden its appeal and bring more visitors to the Borders.

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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