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H4H’s double donation

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:28:39 +0000

Donations from two Kelso organisations have helped the local branch of military veterans charity Help for Heroes (H4H) reach its 2014 target.


Region’s police chief urges no complacency over terrorism

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:57:32 +0000

The region’s top police officer has warned that Borderers should not be complacent about the threat of terrorism.


Kelso Stakeholders’ finale

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:53:55 +0000

After five years and 37 meetings, the Kelso Stakeholders’ Group has held its final meeting after the recent completion of the town centre streetscape improvement works.


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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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