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The worst place to find a parking space in Scotland is...the granite city

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 03:14:16 +0000

It might not surprise you to learn that Scottish drivers spend almost four days a year looking for parking spaces.


Make it a time for giving to Scottish charities this Christmas

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:14:28 +0000

’Tis the season for giving, as well as receiving, so here we find out how readers can support some worthy causes this festive season.


Borders weather: Amber warning as snow and ice alert upgraded

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:07:11 +0000

The warning for snow and ice in the Borders this weekend has been upgraded to Amber with conditions being listed as “a danger to life”.


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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