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Heat is on as Borders MP goes the distance for charities

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:05:12 +0100

Some like it hot, and Borders MP John Lamont would appear to be one of them as he yesterday completed the hottest-ever London Marathon in under four hours, raising more than £4,000 for charity.

Love for weaving leads to flying the trade’s flag

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:59:04 +0100

Michael Pepper is about to be woven into the long history of Weavers standard bearers after being appointed at the Incoporation’s agm on Friday.

Martin set to pull the ripcord and trigger emotional cast on June 15

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:58:26 +0100

Former parachute display team member Martin Young will touch down on the casting platform on June 15 to represent the Ex-Soldiers Association.

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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