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Unpaid work for sex offender

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:18:25 +0000

HM Revenue and Customs officers investigating a £15,000 VAT scam raided a 35-year-old man’s home and found naked images of children on his computer.


Selkirk gran, 84, in serious condition

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:04:28 +0000

An 84-year-old Selkirk grandmother was in a serious but stable condition in hospital on Wednesday, after being trapped under an articulated lorry in Selkirk Market Place on Monday.


‘Callous’ ex-Borders cop Storey jailed for 12 years

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:11:46 +0000

Former Borders police officer Kevin Storey was described as a “callous individual” after being jailed over a string of sex crimes against women.


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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.

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.

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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