Welcome to Galashiels,
Heartland of the Borders.

Galashiels sits at the heart of the Scottish Borders, one of the most distinctive and diverse cultural regions in the country. Its history is vast and full of intrigue, its past and present interwoven.

A creative hub with a range of festivals and events celebrating its rich heritage, it’s also well connected and future-focused, providing exciting investment and growth opportunities.

Galashiels is a town to be proud of, a destination full of life, landmarks and legends.

Whether you live in Galashiels or are visiting, this website will help you discover more about the town and its surrounding area, providing an overview of local businesses and events and great stories which encapsulate its past, present and future.

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What's on in Galashiels

There are a fantastic variety of activities, events, and sporting fixtures held in and around our town, throughout the year. Please check with the organiser before planning your trip.

Our Listings

Find out more about our member businesses and organisations in Galashiels.

Gala view

Spend Time in Town

A view of the Gala Water

Galashiels Living

Become a Member

You can become a member of Galashiels Heartland of the Borders whether you have a business or organisation you want to promote, or  perhaps you are an individual who is proud and passionate about our town. Click below to find out more about how to join us.

Our Town

Our Stories

Town Updates

Great Galaleans

Click here to make a donation towards the Galashiels Heartland of the Borders projects.