THOUSANDS of well-wishers turned out to celebrate the history of Galashiels during the town's annual gala this week.

Braw Lad Ryan Mania and Braw Lass Nicola Mackay led the festivities this year.

It culminated with a ceremonial ride around the town which concluded with the dipping of the Burgh Flag at the war memorial on Saturday.

For full coverage of the Braw Lads' Gathering pick up a copy of next week's Border Telegraph - in shops from Wednesday, July 4.

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