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Alastair Dalton: Look out for Borders rail views

Sat, 5 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100

IT PROMISES to be an effortless way to travel – but blink and you could miss the best scenery. Many places in Scotland seem easier and quicker to get to by car. With the trains back, the Borders might just now be different.

Borders railway to make first passenger journey

Sat, 5 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100

HUNDREDS of passengers will today be among the first for nearly half a century to take a train to the central Borders, ahead of tomorrow’s historic line re-opening.

The new Borders Railway in numbers

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 23:44:48 +0100

The new Borders Railway which links Edinburgh and Tweedbank is opening to the public this weekend.

Here is the project in numbers:


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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