THINKING OF MOVING TO GALASHIELS?
Galashiels, on the River Tweed, is the hub of the Scottish Borders. It has a TD1 postcode as do the surrounding villages of Blainslie, Clovenfords Fountainhall and Stow. Innerleithen, Peebles and Yair are also on the River Tweed.
Here’s what we like about the Galashiels and Tweeddale area
Galashiels is the largest town in the Scottish Borders
• ‘Gala’, as the town is known colloquially, is a major commercial centre for the Borders region and has been voted the happiest place to live in Scotland by Rightmove users. The recently re-opened Waverley Railway Line has made Galashiels a viable place to live for those who work in Edinburgh but appreciate our wonderful Borders quality of life. Property prices are still affordable so we believe Galashiels is going up in the world.
Shopping and Eating Out
Galashiels has a good range of shops and services. Super Stores such as • B&Q, • Matalan, • Currys PC World, • Tesco and • Asda, and Named Brands including • Boots, • Clarks, • Next, • Sports Direct and • Marks & Spencers among others are all in town. You can • see more shops here. Places to eat in town that are convenient for shoppers include: • Quins , • The Salmon Inn and • Hunters Hall which is a Wetherspoon Pub. Curry fans are well catered for with • Zaika Tandoori and • Gala Tandoori . • Herges on the Loch is in a tranquil spot close to the Railway Station at Tweedbank.
Of Tweed and Knitwear Fame
The town has an extensive history in the textile industry making it an appropriate location for the well renowned Heriot-Watt University School of Textiles and Design. The story goes that the name tweed came about a London clerk accidentally transcribed an order to “tweel” and wrote “tweed” and thus a textile legend was born!
Medical and Dental Services
Gala has good medical facilities as • Borders General Hospital is conveniently just 4 miles away at • Huntleyburn. Several Medical Practices are based at Galashiels Health Centre at • Currie Road: • Ellwyn Medical Practice, • Braeside Medical Practice, • Waverley Medical Practice and • Glenfield Medical Practice. There are Dental Practices to choose from in town: • Bank Street Dental Practice , • Roxburgh Dental Practice as well as a specialist • Orthodontics Practice. However, If your problem is with bones, muscles and joints. • Tweed Chiropractic are based at • Gala Park
Things to see
Ruins and Keeps: Buckham Tower
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• Trains to Edinburgh are hourly. You can catch a train from the stop in Galashiels, from • Tweedbank where there is ample free parking or from Stow. Galashiels has good road connections to Edinburgh as the main A7 trunk road passes through town which means that • Edinburgh Airport is less than an hours’ drive away.