Would you believe us if we told you that a mill used to sit right here?
Galashiels Cornmill, which originally occupied this site, was demolished by the town council in the 1910s as part of an early improvement plan. The fountain makes use of the mill lade which runs through the heart of the town and originally provided power to the many textile mills.
The fountain and enclosure were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, who was also responsible for the adjacent War Memorial and tower.
This site is Category B listed.