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Talks held in bid to get Borderlands growth deal up and running

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:57:18 +0000

Preliminary moves are now being made towards delivering the UK Government-funded growth deal for the Borders promised by Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of last year’s general election.

Police snow warning for Borders: ‘Get home as early as possible’

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:29:23 +0000

Police have warned drivers to return home as soon as possible this evening due to the forecast snow - and have asked employers to think carefully about allowing staff home early.

Selkirk’s holding out for a hero

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:37:44 +0000

Souters are being tasked to find a hero capable of protecting Selkirk from a mythical creature.

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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