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Gala’s Trinity congregation focuses on going back ‘home’

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:36:38 +0100

The Trinity Church congregation in Galashiels is moving back into the High Street building next month after services were held in the town’s Focus Centre, pictured, while asbestos was removed from areas of the church.


A gripping trip down memory lane

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:09:40 +0100

I was pounced upon on the bus the other day. I had boarded the X95 at Selkirk, flashed my free pass and taken a seat about the middle for the short journey to Galashiels.


A caring collection in Hawick

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:38:24 +0100

The Hawick Fundraising Group of Marie Curie Cancer Care held a collection, hosted by the town’s Sainsbury’s store.


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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.

BUSINESS

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

ORGANISATIONS

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

HISTORY

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

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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

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Brawlads

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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