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Cost of Borders taxis frozen for another year

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:45:09 +0100

Taxi fares in the Borders have been frozen for another year despite a request by taxi operators to increase charges by 5%.


Kelso businesses hope to fill gap left by tourist office closing

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:28:11 +0100

Businesses in Kelso are joining forces in an effort to fill the gap that will be left by the closure of the town’s tourist information centre next week.


Bridges across Tweed to close

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:40:50 +0100

Lowood Bridge on the B6374 between Galashiels and Melrose, will close for up to 20 weeks next year.


Organisations in Galashiels

Sport Borders

Sport Borders is the new and innovative support system .

Borders Independent Advocacy Service

BIAS is an independent local charity.

Gala Rugby Football Club

Formed in 1875, Gala are former winners of the official Club Championship, the Border League and more recently the Scottish Cup.

Gala Fairydean Football Club

FC Fixtures, results and history.

Torwoodlee Golf Club

Splendid golf course set in the beautiful Scottish Borders

Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band

Almost a hundred years old, the 24 strong Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band performs across the Borders and beyond.

Galashiels Fellowship of Churches

Eight churches in the area.

St. Pauls Scottish Country Dance Club

Good fun, an enjoyable way to keep fit and make new friends.

Heriot Watt University

Heriot Watt University's Scottish Borders Campus is located in Galashiels.

Galashiels Swimming Pool

A bright, modern facility, Galashiels Swimming Pool has a programme for all ages and abilities. Also Tennis, Basketball, Football, Hockey and Canoe facilities.

Galashiels Squash and Racketball Club

Sports and Social Club located in Abbotsford Terrace, Galashiels. New members always welcome and we cater for all standards.

Galashiels Scout Group

Scouting activities for boys and girls from the age of 6 years and over

Galashiels Girls Brigade

A youth group with a difference, Galashiels Girls Brigade teaches through stories, singing, dancing, drawing, crafts, games and many more activities.

Galashiels Amateur Operatic Society

Amateur operatic productions of many well known shows

Penumbra Youth Project

Community based Mental Health Project working with 16-21 year olds

Galashiels Clef Club

Friendly and informal society for lovers of music

Galashiels Town Website

Website about Galashiels.

St. Ninians Playgroup

Playgroup for children aged 3 years and over

St. Peters Playgroup

Playgroup for children aged 5 years and under

Borders Tennis Club

With four floodlit, artificial courts and three hard courts.

Rotary Club of Galashiels & District 

Meetings held every Tuesday Evening in the Kingsknowes Hotel

Galashiels Town Band

We rehearse every Wednesday 7-9 pm in the Band Hall, 6a Roxburgh Street.

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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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