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Galashiels Travel Guide  

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Galashiels can be referred to as a burgh located within ‘Scottish Borders’, on the banks of ‘Gala Water’ river.  This place is usually abbreviated as ‘Gala’.

Gala has obtained the reputation of being the main commercial center as well as ‘central communication point’ with respect to Scottish borders. This place is also reputable in terms of textile manufacturing. Moreover, it’s location of School of Textiles and Design, of Heriot-Watt University, a campus of Borders College, and Galashiels Academy.
Localites are generally addressed as ‘Pail Merks’. This can be attributed to the fact that this town got plumbed in to mains ‘water system’ at last; thereby making residents rely on ‘buckets’ as ‘toilets’. It, however, needs to be noted that the ones who go on to represent Gala in ‘summer common ridings’ are called ‘Braw Lads and Lassies’.
There appears to be severe rivalry between the other ‘border towns’ and Gala; especially Hawick; which is the 2nd biggest one in ‘Borders’.

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Reviews Galashiels

Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Having lived in a lot of places in and around the borders and midlothian, Galashiels is nowhere as bad as some would have you believe - there are decent shops, decent transport and plenty of restaurants and takeaways of varying... more quality. Still a few dodgy estate areas to avoid though, but I've never had any real issues. It's a cheap place to live, and within easy striking distance of some really nice countryside spots.
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Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Great place not a lot to do but lovely gardens, not a lot of shops left now but the usual big ratail park devlopers & shops are here and also has a McDonalds, also building a lot of new houses... more to the east of the town
Not to be missed Old Gala House , St Pauls Church and the Ospries , Market Square
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