Sport and Leisure
Perfectly situated in the scenic Gala Water valley, Galashiels offers an abundance of sporting and leisure opportunities within and around the town, from athletics and archery, to swimming and squash.
Home to traditional sports clubs that are well supported by a proud community, the town has enjoyed national success through its individuals and teams who have developed their talent locally and gained fame on an even greater stage.
Delve a bit deeper, and Galashiels – and its surrounding area – is at the heart of increasingly popular sports such as cycling, with many of Scotland’s leading routes passing through, or close to the town, attracting riders from across the UK and further afield.
Galashiels is a fantastic base for walkers too. Explore the valley and beyond to find a variety of popular and historical local routes, in addition to the famous Southern Upland Way, providing escapism in the most beautiful of locations.
Roam, then relax.
With its attractive parks and gardens, some full of energy, such as the Rowan Boland Playpark, some more serene such as Bank Street Gardens and Old Gala House, Galashiels can provide a haven for young and old alike.
Bordered by stunning countryside, and with a town centre providing coffee shops, bars and restaurants, independent stores and national retail chains, in addition to a family-run cinema, Galashiels is both lively and peaceful, offering the best of both worlds to its residents and visitors.