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The powers of Scotland

Thu, 5 May 2016 01:05:27 +0100

Today’s Scottish Parliament elections are the most important since the first were held for Holyrood in 1999.

Not voting? Well, let’s hear no moaning

Thu, 5 May 2016 01:02:07 +0100

When Scotland held its independence referendum less than two years ago, there were admiring – and envious – glances from many parts of the globe.

2016 sees rise in demand for rural housing in region

Wed, 4 May 2016 09:01:57 +0100

Property sales across the Borders are being driven forward by rising demand for quality rural homes that are sensitively priced, according to leading independent property consultancy, CKD Galbraith.


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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