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Cultural conversations

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:18:04 +0100

The council is holding Cultural Conversations over the coming months to enable the sharing of ideas and knowledge, and encouraging conversations about what is important about arts and culture in the area.


Cross Borders team are set for radio revival

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:52:02 +0000

Cross Borders, an inter-church group for religious broadcasting in the region which featured on Radio Borders until 2013, is about to start broadcasting on TD1 Radio, the new Borders community station which goes live (106.5FM) on Monday.


Commissioner orders hike in taxi fares

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:38:49 +0000

Taxi fares across the Borders will rise by 4 per cent next month following a decision by deputy traffic commissioner Richard McFarlane.


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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

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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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