Newtown Saint Boswells

Galashiels

Galashiels
The Essential
Located on the narrow strait of the Gala valley, this is a centre of manufacture and trade devoted to tweed and knitted garments. One of the largest towns in the Borders, its annual celebrations, held the last weekend in June, go by the name of Braw Lads Gathering. Visitors can delve into the history of Galashiels in Old Gala House, a 16C stone house with ceilings that were painted a century later.