The Town of Galashiels

Galashiels is a townclose to the Manor on the Gala Water river and is a  major commercial centre for the Scottish Borders. Robert Burns wrote two poems about Galashiels, "Sae Fair Her Hair" and "Braw Lads". The latter is sung by the some of the townsfolk each year at the Braw Lads Gathering. Sir Walter Scott built his home, Abbotsford, just across the River Tweed from Galashiels. The Sir Walter Scott Way, a long-distance path from Moffat to Cockburnspath passes through Galashiels. The town is also a great place to get your grocery shopping done with Asda (Walmart), Boots pharmacy, Halfords, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, , Next, Subway and Tesco Extra all located in a central location. 

 

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