Old Gala House and the growth of Galashiels Town

Old Gala House and the growth of Galashiels Town

Why did Galashiels become and grow into a well populated industrial revolution textile town that was at the forefront of production when there is very little history of the lands it occupies? As a Gala man born and bred, it was hard not to write a story on Galashiels...
Mainstream Movies Filmed in the Scottish Borders

Mainstream Movies Filmed in the Scottish Borders

There is no doubt that the Scottish Border offers some great back drop for filming locations. Remote, untouched landscapes that could be said are stuck in time. Fabulous period structures that still exist that have a great exteriors and interiors that are ready made...
Hill Fort Bagging in the Scottish Borders

Hill Fort Bagging in the Scottish Borders

Walking among the hills of the Scottish Borders is a very different experience to navigating the dramatic peaks and troughs of the Scottish Highlands or English lake district. Rather than the almost “man-versus-mountain” instinct the big hills further North or South...
Armstrong Family Tour

Armstrong Family Tour

Armstrong Family Tour On Friday 17th August Mark met with Craig and Becci Speers and their family to trace the family roots of her Armstrong family. They now reside in Southport and were keen to find out how their family ended up in that area. Of course we know that...
Whitslaid Tower, Lauder, Berwickshire

Whitslaid Tower, Lauder, Berwickshire

A little wander through the countryside led us to stumble across this fascinating ruin nestled just of the A68, south of Lauder   A little bit of info Whitslaid Tower was the ancient seat of the Lauder Family in the Berwickshire area. It is just situated 2 miles...