TRAVELODGE wants to open a hotel in Galashiels.

The chain is looking to boost its current portfolio to by adding 19 new hotels across Scotland.

The firm has expressed interest in the region previously.

According to an interactive map created by the hotel chain, Galashiels is one of 19 areas in Scotland which have been highlighted as of interest for development.

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Tony O'Brien, the UK development director at Travelodge said: “We are currently seeking development opportunities that could incorporate a new Travelodge hotel, either on its own or as part of a mixed-use scheme, and will consider new developments and conversions of existing buildings and hotels operated by other brands.

"In 2021, we opened 17 new hotels, in locations including Bristol, Kendal, Leicester, London, Mansfield, Poole, Rochdale, Sandwich, St Albans and Witney and are looking to open a similar number each year.

"If you have details of a site or hotel that is available and could be redeveloped as a Travelodge then please contact our development manager responsible for the region where the property is located.

"You can make a site introduction either by contacting the relevant development manager directly."

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The development manager in charge of Scotland is Sandy Cameron.

Mr Cameron can be contacted at: