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Figures reveal Scottish Borders Council’s staff cut by a quarter since 2011

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:45:01 +0100

Figures released by Audit Scotland reveal that Scottish Borders Council cut its workforce by more than a quarter between 2011 and last year – the biggest reduction made by any local authority in the country.


Cabbies sign up to report crime in confidence

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:01:18 +0100

TAXI firms in the Borders this week backed a campaign to encourage their drivers and passengers to report crime in confidence, with anonymity assured, writes Andrew Keddie.


Closing Hawick High Street to cars could be way ahead, meeting told

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:51:18 +0100

Closing Hawick High Street to cars could put it on the road to a brighter future, a meeting in the town heard this week.


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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