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Town Trail

The Start

Start the Galashiels Town Trail in St John Street, named after the kirk which used to occupy the site now containing sheltered housing on the other side of the road. Head up St John Street towards Scott Park, passing on your right the former masonic hall with the stone rope over the door and then the Hayward Scout Centre. Originally built for the "Good Templars" in the 1870s, money from the Hayward Trust was used to purchase the hall in the 1980s for the Scouts. This area of the town was constructed in the 1870s to provide housing due to an increase in the town's population. In order to build the houses, a culvert was formed to take the Bakehouse Burn which emerges at the fountain in Cornmill Square. Continue up St John Street.

Next: Scott Park

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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