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Town Trail

Volunteer Hall (17)

Built in 1874 as a drill hall for the Gala Forest Rifles, a volunteer military unit established in 1859 in response to events in Europe, specifically in France. The Hall no longer serves a military function and can be hired out. It is used as a venue for concerts and plays and, during the Braw Lads' Gathering, dances are held here.

We hope that you have enjoyed this short introduction to the town, its history and its architecture and trust that you will return soon.

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Introduction
Historical Background
Where to Start
(1) Scott Park
(2) Old Gala House
(3) Old Parish & St Paul's Church
(4a) The Tolbooth and Cloth Hall
(4b) The Mercat Cross
(5) Tea Street
(6) Old Burial Ground
(7) St Peter's Episcopal Church & School
(8) Burgh Buildings
(9) Public Library
(10) Market Square
(11) Church of Our Lady & St Andrew
(12) Post Office
(13) Former Co-op Building
(14) Glasite Chapel
(15) Burgh School
(16) Bank Street Gardens
(17) Volunteer Hall
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