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Dog fouling - please bag it and bin it!

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:23:17 +0000

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all smelt it and we’ve all stood in it. Dog waste is everywhere! We’ve even seen it just a foot away from poo bins in the park; the park where our kids go to play.

Bear Gates drawing earns £35K at auction

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:23:14 +0000

A rare L.S.Lowry drawing of the famous Bear Gates at Traquair has sold for £35,000 at auction – nearly double the sum expected.

First winner of Borders Violence Against Women Award is named

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:26:07 +0000

Audrey Laycock has been named the first recipient of the Scottish Borders Violence Against Women Partnership Award.


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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