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Galashiels Town Information




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Galashiels at the heart of the Borders, lies in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, close to its meeting with the River Tweed. 





Galashiels at the heart of the Borders, lies in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, close to its meeting with the River Tweed.

Fishing in Galashiels
Tweed Valley near Gala. Photo: Scottish Borders Tourist Board


Lochcarron of Scotland Cashmere and Wool Centre offers tours of the weaving process, and within the mill, Galashiels Museum recalls the history of the town. Old Gala House, home of the Lairds of Gala for centuries, is now a museum and art gallery. Three miles east of the town is Abbotsford House, Sir Walter Scott's mansion on the banks of the Tweed.

There is Pay and Display parking in the town. Local publications include a town plan, mini-guide, town trail and countryside walks. In late June, the Braw Lad's Gathering is a week of ceremonies and events commemorating the town's history. Places of interest include Abbotsford House, Lochcarron of Scotland Cashmere and Wool Centre, Old Gala House & Christopher Boyd Art Gallery, Lindean Mill Glass, Torwoodlee Golf Club, Meadowfield Golf Range, Swimming Pool and Bowling Green.