23 Oct 2014 07:00

Galashiels gardener admits £3000 fraud

A LANDSCAPE gardener who admitted a £3,000 fraud has been ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work.

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22 Oct 2014 07:30

'Drunk and disorderly' Galashiels teenager fined

A GALASHIELS teenager who breached his Anti Social Behaviour Order by acting in a drunken and disorderly manner has been fined £125.

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21 Oct 2014 08:00

'Zilch’ chance of station in Langlee

A NEW train station could be built in Langlee - if local residents have their way.

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20 Oct 2014 08:00 • Ally McGilvray

Shoppers are bypassing 'gridlocked’ Galashiels

GALASHIELS is losing out because the town regularly becomes gridlocked, community councillors warned.

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19 Oct 2014 08:30

Has Galashiels site for Great Tapestry been fully explored?

WHAT is the strategy for attracting visitors to Galashiels if major attractions like the Great Tapestry of Scotland are to be sited on industrial estates?

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19 Oct 2014 07:30

Unsung 'Coulter’ offers town a sweet marketing opportunity

HE wrote and performed what has become one of the world’s best loved traditional folk songs.

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18 Oct 2014 08:30

Meeting told plan is essential 'if Galashiels is to be taken seriously’

THE gauntlet has been thrown down to the residents and businesses of Galashiels to create and get behind a 'winning team’ to transform the town before the first trains run next September.

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17 Oct 2014 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Langlee 'must do all it can to retain Post Office’

THE boss of the pharmacy firm which has been granted permission to operate in Langlee has admitted he may be forced to rethink his plans if the neighbouring Post Office closes.

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17 Oct 2014 07:30

Growing concerns in Langlee

THE number of empty properties in Langlee is “quite concerning”, according to the chairperson of the local residents association.

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16 Oct 2014 08:00

Anger as Galashiels sex offender escapes jail

A 27-YEAR-OLD man who had a secret two year sexual relationship with a girl, which started when she was just 13, has escaped a jail sentence.

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14 Oct 2014 08:00 • Ally McGilvray

Welcome to 'ghastly' Galashiels

IT was designed to be a grand entrance which would welcome visitors to Galashiels.

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14 Oct 2014 07:00

New policies will help revitalise town centres

SCOTTISH Borders Council will do all it can to revitalise the shopping streets in our town centres.

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14 Oct 2014 07:00 • Ally McGilvray

Great Tapestry of Scotland 'would be better in Galashiels'

GALASHIELS Community Council chairman Ian Purvis claimed there is a “complete lack of interest” in moving one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions to Tweedbank.

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13 Oct 2014 08:30

Food for thought in Galashiels

SCHOOL-CHILDREN in Galashiels were given food for thought following their annual Harvest Service.

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13 Oct 2014 08:00

Councillors on jaunt to Bristol to get Langlee waste plant preview

SIXTEEN elected members and officers of Scottish Borders Council made a 700-mile round trip last week to visit a state-of-the-art waste treatment facility (WTF) at the Bristol port of Avonmouth, writes ANDREW KEDDIE.

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13 Oct 2014 07:30

Are you a former pupil at Galashiels Academy?

GALASHIELS Academy Press Group is very keen to hear from former pupils (and teachers) who would be interested in sharing a memory or recollection of their time at the Academy.

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12 Oct 2014 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Early Years Centre will make 'huge difference’ to Langlee

A NEW twins group has been setup in Galashiels.

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9 Oct 2014 07:30

Former councillor admits VAT scam

A 34-YEAR-OLD man has admitted trying to obtain more than £15,000 by fraud in an alleged VAT scam.

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9 Oct 2014 06:30

Court hears of Galashiels 'steak out'

A 22-YEAR-OLD man was caught on CCTV stealing a quantity of steaks from the local Marks and Spencer store.

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7 Oct 2014 07:30

Funding windfall sees Langlee Primary move to top of pecking order

THE replacement of Langlee Primary School in Galashiels, provisionally set to begin in 2018, looks certain to be accelerated after Scottish Borders Council received a funding windfall.

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