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Historically trailblazers in the electronics industry, Galashiels’ pioneers led the way in an expanding global market. Today, pioneers exist in new industries and sectors, creating their own history and a new chapter of stories.

The Borders railway has offered Galashiels an unprecedented opportunity to establish itself as a leading business destination. It has already transformed connectivity and in doing so, has unlocked the town’s potential for growth.

Now, with artisan and innovative businesses launching and operating across a range of sectors, coupled with ongoing investment and commitment to infrastructure, the town and its immediate surroundings can once again lead the way.

In this section you can read about local ambition and diversification, investment and opportunity, from the evolution of the Scottish College of Textiles to Heriot Watt School of Textiles and Design, to Rink Hill, a contemporary holiday home in the Galashiels countryside which is the result of a long harboured desire from its owners to create a unique space from which to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the area.

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Hayward Sanderson Trust Encourages Galashiels Organisations to Apply for Grants

Hayward Sanderson Trust Encourages Galashiels Organisations to Apply for Grants

Galashiels charity, the Hayward Sanderson Trust, is making a call to organisations based in the town to apply for ...
Blooming Beautiful

Blooming Beautiful

You may have spotted some colourful new additions to our town recently, thanks to a partnership project between ...
New national gallery to help once thriving textile town flourish again

New national gallery to help once thriving textile town flourish again

The Great Tapestry of Scotland has revealed that its new national gallery and visitor centre, in Galashiels the ...
South of Scotland Enterprise and Scottish Borders Council support for next phase of Galashiels regeneration

South of Scotland Enterprise and Scottish Borders Council support for next phase of Galashiels regeneration

The next phase of the economic regeneration of Galashiels has received a huge boost as South of Scotland ...
Channel Street Unveils Street Art

Channel Street Unveils Street Art

Retailers and shoppers had more than the re-opening of non-essential shops to brighten the outlook recently, as ...
Volunteers Needed to Help Older Adults Get on their Bike!

Volunteers Needed to Help Older Adults Get on their Bike!

As many of us will have come to realise over the last year, getting out and about, exploring our local ...
Interest grows in Great Tapestry of Scotland

Interest grows in Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland centre director has revealed that the new national gallery and visitor centre in ...
Energise Encourages Locals to Explore

Energise Encourages Locals to Explore

As the Scottish Government manages the country's transition from the 'Stay at Home' instruction to a more ...
Stars of stage, screen, music, sport and science to feature in Gala exhibition

Stars of stage, screen, music, sport and science to feature in Gala exhibition

The opening exhibit in the purpose-built Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre will feature the people’s story ...
Gala’s new national gallery to make Scotland’s history accessible to all

Gala’s new national gallery to make Scotland’s history accessible to all

The national Great Tapestry of Scotland gallery and visitor centre, opening later this year in the heart of ...
Galashiels artist to feature in opening Tapestry exhibit

Galashiels artist to feature in opening Tapestry exhibit

Following a national competition, a number of artistic reflections of Scotland by amateur and professional artists ...
The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The new national Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre has generated global interest in Galashiels in recent ...

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