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Borders golf clubs urged to be vigilant after sheds at Hawick and Jedburgh were targeted by burglars

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:16:47 +0100

Police are urging golf clubs to be vigilant and ensure that their property is secure after burglars targeted two greenkeeper sheds in one night.

Rail campaign chairman says bid to extend Borders line through Hawick to Carlisle is ‘no longer an impossible dream’

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:57:20 +0100

The campaign to reinstate the former Waverley line through Hawick to Carlisle “absolutely transcends politics” according to Scottish Borders Council leader, Shona Haslam.

Man accused of violent struggle with police at Galashiels pub

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:29:28 +0100

A 40-year-old man has appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of causing a disturbance in a Galashiels pub at the weekend.

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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