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Revving up a storm in Peebles

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:29:57 +0100

The Lothian and Borders Classic & Vintage Motorcycle Club’s Motorcycle Show and Autojumble takes place next Sunday, May 3 from 10am to 4pm at the Drill Hall, Peebles.


No love lost as ‘romantic’ Kelso nightclub bid is flatly rejected

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:40:04 +0100

A Kelso nightclub boss intends shutting up shop and converting his premises into residential flats.


Ex-Soldiers appoint Captain Francis

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:20:35 +0100

Selkirk’s Ex-Soldiers’ Association appointed Captain Donald Francis, formerly of the Royal Horse Artillery, as their 2015 Standard Bearer on Sunday.


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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.

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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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