Set in the rural heart of the Scottish Borders, Gala Meadow presents a selection of prestigious, imaginatively designed two, three and four bedroom homes.
Arranged around a public square, the development has been planned to foster a sense of neighbourhood and character, creating a wonderful opportunity to put down roots in a community steeped in history and tradition. For anyone seeking a revitalising retreat from city life without any sense of isolation, a visit to Gala Meadow is essential.
Living in Galashiels
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Galashiels.
Gala Meadow on the eastern edge of Galashiels, is fringed by Ellwynd Wood where prehistoric and bronze age finds suggest the site has been a popular place to live for a very long time. Today, it is an outlying part of a historic, traditional market town famed for the quality of its woollen products, and almost as close to the neighbouring town of Melrose and to the glorious Abbotsford House, the home built by Sir Walter Scott. The town, and indeed the area, is rich in living traditions like the annual Braw Lads gathering, a mixture of equestrian extravaganza and family fun week.
Close to the River Tweed, these homes are close to miles of pleasant waymarked walks, presenting an excellent way to explore the beautiful local countryside. Galashiels has a superb swimming pool, designed so you can enjoy panoramic woodland views from the poolside, and the pool’s two shallow ends make it ideal for learners. Border communities are famous for their fervent allegiance to Rugby, and both Galashiels and Melrose, birthplace of Rugby Sevens, have highly active clubs. There are also excellent local golfing facilities, including the nearby Meadowfield Golf Range.
While Galashiels has a charming traditional shopping environment, with a wealth of traditional local traders and services, there are also several large supermarkets around the town including Tesco, Asda and Co-ops. Melrose also offers popular and well-established market town shopping.
Education & Health
Three Primary Schools are within close proximity of Gala Meadow. All are non denominational feeder schools for Galashiels Academy, a large comprehensive set in extensive wooded grounds. Galashiels Health Centre, around two and a half miles away, contains four separate GP practices, and there are also three dental surgeries in the town.
Galashiels has a fourscreen cinema, and the Wynd Theatre in Melrose presents touring shows, musical events and other live entertainment. Both towns also have a wide choice of well-established hotels with excellent bars and dining room.
The development is served by local buses operating between Galashiels and Melrose, with routes extending to Edinburgh, Peebles and other Borders towns. It is around an hour’s drive from the capital.