Mags Fenner Appointed as New BID for Galashiels Project Manager

The steering group of the Galashiels Business Improvement District (BID) project is delighted to announce the appointment of Mags Fenner as the new project manager. Mags’ extensive experience and successful track record in BID work, including her management of the BID for Galashiels 2018 project, make her an ideal choice for this crucial role. Her […]

Eat the Town

BBC Scotland Eat The Town Season 2

BBC Scotland stars Dazza and Natalie hit Galashiels for season 2 of the popular ‘Eat the Town’ TV series. The two are searching for the best food and activities our town has to offer, all while lowering their carbon footprint. It was great to see them visit Zola’s Bakery and two of our members, Cafe […]

New Galashiels museum could honour writer of Ally Bally Bee

A fundraising appeal has been launched to cover the costs of a memorial headstone for a Galashiels legend. The appeal – led by Christine Grahame MSP, councillor Fay Sinclair Galashiels & District SNP, historian Graeme McIver, and funeral director Awdri Doyle – wants to raise funds for a memorial headstone for Robert Coltart. Coltart, a […]

Galashiels policeman Sean Wright made impression at TD1 hub

In April last year Police Constable Sean Wright passed away at Borders General Hospital after taking ill at his home. The respected officer made a significant contribution to policing in the region, particularly through his support of TD1 Youth Hub. The organisation, which works with youngsters between 10 and 26 years of age, has recently […]

Galashiels Wins Improving Scotland’s Places SURF Award

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The outcomes of the prestigious 25th Anniversary SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were announced recently  at a celebratory presentation event in Glasgow’s Voco Grand Central Hotel. SURF were delighted to be joined by over 270 guests to celebrate the 25th annual SURF Award programme. Representatives of the five category winning initiatives for […]

Making Galashiels Better: Creating a Place Plan for Galashiels

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Help make Galashiels a better place to live, work, learn and enjoy. Please complete the ‘Place Standard Tool’ by scanning the QR code or at the following web address: There are fourteen basic questions which can be scored on a scale of 1-7 taking at most a few minutes to complete. Comments can also […]

Energise Galashiels Trust shortlisted for more awards


Energise Galashiels Trust has been shortlisted for further two national accolades. The group is a finalist in Scotland’s Town’s Partnership Award for Creative Town, and former chair Mike Gray, is a finalist for the Place Leader of the Year. The announcement makes it a nomination hat-trick for the town, with the SURF Awards Finalist position announced earlier […]

What to love about Galashiels

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Galashiels is a little town in the Scottish Borders, located in Scotland’s southeastern region. The rural town is known for its textile industry, which took off in the 19th century. That has also helped grow the population and is why Heriot-Watt University decided to open up a school of textiles and design. It’s also known […]