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City student’s drug-fuelled trip to Smailholm ended in assault

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:55:00 +0100

A drug-fuelled photography student carried out a prolonged assault on his partner during an overnight visit to an historic landmark in the Borders in what a sheriff described as a “bizarre incident.”

Death motorist’s ban is lifted 
one year early

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:55:00 +0100

A motorist who caused the death of his best friend by crashing a powerful car into a tree while uninsured has had his driving ban lifted a year early.

Two men charged in connection with Kelso raid

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 11:11:19 +0100

A Newtown St Boswells man has made a private court appearance in connection with a Kelso robbery during which shop workers were assaulted.


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.


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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