New Funding Available for Borders’ Communities and Businesses

Two new funds have just been launched by the Scottish Borders Local Action Group (LAG). This group is made up of local people and local organisations from the private, public and third sectors dedicated to try and improve lives for Borders residents. Hans Waltl, Chair of the LAG said “Last year we gave out over […]

A Little More About The Little Art Hub

Galashiels, Scottish Borders – Little Art Hub, a visionary project initiated by a determined consortium of small arts organisations and individual artists, officially opened its doors on March 21st, 2024. With a bold dream to cultivate a more ambitious multi-use arts space in the Scottish Borders, Little Art Hub Galashiels aims to serve as a […]

Old Gala House to open its doors for the summer season on Saturday 22 June

Old Gala House opens its doors for the 2024 summer season on Saturday 22 June, with a showcase of four new and exciting exhibitions. This season is a particularly exciting one, with some major exhibitions and some great events lined up. As ever, the historic house and grounds, themselves, are there to be enjoyed along […]

Galashiels Academy Pupils Explore the Future of Energy Efficiency at Net Zero House

Eight pupils from Galashiels Academy recently had an inspiring visit to the Net Zero House at The Energy Training Academy in Dalkeith, gaining insight into the work required for existing and new buildings to reach net zero. Organised by DYW Borders and the Borders Construction Forum, this visit offered S4 and S6 students a hands-on experience […]

Shaping the Future of Galashiels: Community Insights and Upcoming Consultations

Bank Street Gardens in Gala

The Town Team continues making progress, pulling together your views from across the whole town, and reviewing results from previous consultations and plans. It is fair to say that there is a lot of information out there! We had a total of 470 completed responses to the place standard tool. Most of the feedback related […]

Consultation Event: A Huge Success

Shared on behalf of Business Improvement District (BID) for Galashiels  We are thrilled to share an update about the recent community consultation event for the Business Improvement District (BID) for Galashiels project. Held on Wednesday, May 22nd, at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, the event was very successful, bringing together a diverse group of local […]

Galashiels exhibition shows Edinburgh was weaving Paisley shawls 40 years before Paisley

Edinburgh was weaving what became known as Paisley shawls in the 1700s more than 40 years before the Renfrewshire town they were named after, a new exhibition will show. Hosted by Heriot-Watt University and The Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels, the exhibition will reveal that Edinburgh weavers were the first in Britain to create replicas of the Kashmir […]

Showcasing Galashiels 

Scotland’s Towns Partnership recently shared a brilliant case study highlighting Galashiels as the Heartland of the Borders. The study showcased the ongoing efforts and achievements made in recent years to enhance Galashiels as a dynamic and inviting community for residents, workers, and visitors alike. The study features insights from locals, volunteers, councillors, and business owners […]

It is set to be another braw year!

The recent Braw Lads’ Gathering Declaration Night was a lively celebration. The President of the Gathering officially announced the 2024 Braw Lad and Braw Lass at the Burgh Chambers. We welcome Jamie Bell and Rebecca Grieve as your new Braw Lad and Braw Lass. Congratulations to both of them! Check our website’s events calendar to […]