The Braw Lads’ Gathering

Braw Lads Gathering Landscape

With a strong sense of pride in place and highly developed local identity, Galashiels is unique. Its Braw Lads’ Gathering, similar to other ‘Common Ridings’ across the Scottish Borders, can be traced back to the 13th and 14th centuries when the townspeople would ride their boundaries to protect their common lands and prevent encroachment by […]