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Selkirk sparkles at its Christmas lights switch-on event

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:32:21 +0000

The highly anticipated Christmas lights switch-on in Selkirk has been deemed a huge success by organisers and townsfolk alike.


Hawick still at risk from flooding one year on, response group warns

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:05:33 +0000

One year on from a devastating deluge that wreaked havoc in Hawick, the town remains at risk of a repeat performance, a flood response co-ordinator has admitted.


Deals gives Hawick youngsters a sporting chance

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:05:28 +0000

Hawick youngsters are being offered hope of following in the footsteps of the likes of rugby union internationals Stuart Hogg and Jim Renwick and becoming sports stars of the future by the news that a £40,000 fund is to be retained despite the imminent demise of the body in charge of it.


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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

Events & Activities

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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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