THE Galashiels skyline is beginning to look whole lot different.

Work is almost complete on the Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre’s roof.

The roof and walls of the building are expected to be completed next month.

And internal metal decking and concrete flooring are also now in place.

The building which will house the Tapestry has been designed by one of Scotland’s leading architectural practices, Page/Park, while the adjacent former Post Office will be re-purposed to bring the B listed building back into use.

As well as the Tapestry exhibition, there will be retail, café, educational and touring exhibition space in the buildings when the doors open next April.

Director of the new visitor centre Sandy Maxwell-Forbes said: “It fills me with pride to see the Great Tapestry of Scotland’s new interactive visitor centre and exhibition space develop.

"You can already get a real sense of just how transformational it will be and how the new contemporary structure, with its wonderful folding origami-style roof, really draws out the fantastic façade of the historic post office building.

“Just as the building develops apace, so too are we already working to encourage people to visit the new Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre, and explore Galashiels and the wider Borders, when it opens."