To live in Galashiels is to have the best of both worlds.
Bordered by stunning countryside and with a busy town centre surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens, Galashiels is both lively and peaceful, providing a haven for young and old alike.
It offers an abundance of sporting and leisure opportunities in addition to a range of festivals and events celebrating its rich cultural heritage; it is also less than one hour from Edinburgh – either by road or by rail – bringing Scotland’s capital within touching distance.
Galashiels offers a wide range of educational opportunities at every age and stage, with each respected institution retaining its own voice, but with a shared vision to inspire and nurture.
It is wonderfully rural but well served from a digital perspective, and with a knowledgeable and skilled local workforce across a wide range of sectors and specialisms, businesses can launch and grow successfully.
Galashiels is future-focused but with a unique history, vast and full of intrigue.
The town’s people have a strong sense of pride in place and highly developed local identity. Community is everything, and the groups and charities that serve the town’s 14,600 population are diverse, passionate and well-supported.
Look around, look beyond the day-to-day, and there’s more to Galashiels than meets the eye. It’s a town to be proud of, a destination full of life, landmarks and legends. It’s a place to call home.