2. Laidlaw Court

2. Laidlaw Court

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Laidlaw Court B&w

This modern building looks very different from the usual stone houses you’ll see around town. Laidlaw Court replaced Laidlaw and Fairgrieves’ Mill in 2010 and is the tallest block of flats in Galashiels, with balconies overlooking the Gala Water.

The building was designed by Patience and Highmore Architects and won the “Best Waterside Development of the Year” in the Scottish Homes Awards 2011.

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Key Information

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The balconies overlooking the Gala Water.

Building open to the public:


More Information

The best place to see the building is Bridge Place. When walking towards Laidlaw Court from the Interchange, turn left (down the hill) at the second roundabout and you will have the best view.

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This location is accessible to anyone with mobility issues.
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