In May 2019 I found myself making a particularly interesting return to The Scottish Borders. Because for the first time in sixteen years, I was coming to see my parents in a new Scottish home. I had been to Galashiels before. My sister got married here in March 2008 and I would occasionally come for shopping expeditions back when my folks lived in the nearby market town of Kelso.
However, this time I would finally be able to take the time to explore and see what the town has to offer. Accompanied by my dad and the Thomas family dog River, I took in a bunch of excellent hiking routes. The natural landscapes in The Scottish Borders rarely disappoint and Galashiels is certainly no different. Moreover, I dug out a couple of beautiful churches and spent some time in its small but charming town centre.
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