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.
This wasn’t my first visit to Galashiels. My sister got married here in March 2008 and I’d occasionally come for shopping expeditions back when my folks lived in the nearby market town of Kelso.
However, this time I’d 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.
Hopefully, you’ll be as charmed by Gala as I am. For more on my time here, why not visit Galashiels through my travel articles on:
Caddonfoot Parish Church
The Tapestry of Scotland (coming soon!)
Yair Hill Forest
& my choice spots from Galashiels Town Centre