THE Trophy Guy shop has reopened at 81 High Street, Galashiels, after ‘outgrowing’ the previous premises in Market Street.

The new shop, which was previously occupied by the Borders Sensory Hub, retains the black frontage which was a well-known Gala landmark for years, being the first sight seen by everyone leaving Tesco toward the town centre.

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And the increased capacity now allows owner Guy Frater the room to display his stock.

Border Telegraph: Guy Frater at new premises - Image John Hislop

In addition to trophies for everything from rugby and football to flower shows and ploughing competitions, Guy provides engraving, embroidery, lettering, rosettes and there is scarcely a home in the Borders that does not have at least one item from the shop.

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He said: “The move has been a rigmarole but worth it. Lots of hard work and late nights have gone into getting this all done so quickly so I’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has helped.

Border Telegraph: Guy Frater at new premises - Image John Hislop

“The new shop is a wee bit out of the way so I may not get the footfall but I’ll still be able to provide my service to regular customers.

“But in reality I outgrew the other shop after 16 years and with the new shop being bigger inside I am able to display everything more clearly.”