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Meigle Circular walking route Galashiels Scotland.

The Meigle Circular Walking Route, Galashiels.

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.

Robert Coltart Coulters Candy statue Galashiels Scotland.

The Coulters Candy Statue, Galashiels Town Centre.

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.

Hello Galashiels Charity Shop The Scottish Borders.

‘Gala’ Town Centre.

For more on my time here, take a look at my travel articles on:

Caddonfoot Parish Church

Meigle Circular

Torwoodlee Circular

Yair Hill Forest

& my choice spots from Galashiels Town Centre

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