Regeneration

Galashiels regeneration

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What is happening in Galashiels?

A major regeneration of Galashiels is underway, with a number of initiatives being taken forward which aim to transform the town. It aims to capitalise on the success of the Borders Railway, which has presented a series of opportunities for our region.

Who is involved?

The partnership approach, including us, Energise Galashiels Trust, Live Borders and businesses and community groups, will aim to do this through a series of initiatives which will create a number of economic, social and educational benefits to transform the town.

Tapestry to kickstart regeneration

Work is underway on The Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitor Centreset to open in 2021, will be the catalyst for a wider masterplan to reshape the town and encourage investment in Galashiels and the wider Borders economy

The regeneration of Galashiels has the support of the Scottish Government through the Borders Railway Blueprint programme, as well as a £1.18m grant from its Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, a proportion of which is being used to part fund streetscape works within the town.