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Visitors to Borders being offered chance to go topless

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:22:38 +0100

Opting to go topless on holiday is usually a choice that arises on beaches abroad rather than here in Borders.


Farm Women’s Club marks its 30th year

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:01:13 +0100

Thirty years ago this spring two ladies joined together to start up a Scottish Borders Farm Women’s Club – they were Moira Bruce and the late Jean Fleming.


Duns childminder gets top marks from Care Inspectorate

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:41:07 +0100

The Care Inspectorate has given a Duns childcare facility a rare accolade - awarding them top grades across all four quality themes!


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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.

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.

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

Events & Activities

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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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