Towns & Villages
This popular market town is world renowned for its textile industry which began its flourish in the 19th century. Robert Burns wrote the poems "Sae Fair Her Hair" and "Braw Lads” which is sung at the annual Braw Lads Gathering.

About Galashiels

Burns’ work Sae Fair Her Hair and Braw Lads may be associated with Galashiels but the town was but a mere waypoint on the travels of Ainslie and Burns. Today, it is home to the Great Tapestry of Scotland where panel 79 is dedicated to the life and times of Burns and is definitely worth a visit in its own right.

Galashiels walking, cycling and driving routes


Towns and villages near Galashiels