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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.


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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