The Borders town of Galashiels has topped many lists as the countries ‘Happiest place to live’ – and for good reason. The 12,600 people strong town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is well known for the friendliness of its residents and the relaxed pace of life it offers.
The former mill town is regarded as a world-renowned centre of textiles and design, and it has a thriving textiles industry which provides a strong boost to the local economy. The local council has invested a large amount of money into a regeneration scheme over recent years, and there are multiple initiatives underway to further improve the town.
Galashiels benefits from its central location; it’s located just 34 miles from Edinburgh and is a very well-connected town. There is a great range of amenities for residents to enjoy, making it an incredibly convenient place to live.
If you’re thinking about buying a property in Galashiels, we’ve compiled all the information you need to know in our helpful area guide.
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