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Sickness bug continues to affect Borders General Hospital

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:00:34 +0100

Visitors are once again being discouraged from visiting friends and relatives at the BGH as the norovirus outbreak continues to affect the hospital.

Participants for housing research project needed

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:00:20 +0100

Researchers at St Andrews University are seeking Borderers to take part in a project looking at the housing opportunities and financial welfare of people aged 18-35 across the UK.

Kelpies unveiling

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:26:44 +0100

Our sister paper The Falkirk Herald was on hand last week to capture the international unveiling of The Kelpies.


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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