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... because building a better Galashiels is everyone's business

BID for Galashiels is the volunteer-led project working to create a Business Improvement District (BID) for the town of Galashiels. A consultation is ongoing to develop a business plan for the BID. The business plan will, in partnership with key stakeholders, deliver projects and services targeted at improving the town for everyone; traders, residents and visitors. 

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Why now?

The Build a Better Gala project, a South of Scotland Enterprise and Scottish Borders Council funded initiative,  has delivered a number of exciting regeneration activities in Galashiels over the last three years. But that funding stream has ended. The aspiration is that BID for Galashiels will build and expand on the work begun by Build a Better Gala. Without a BID there is no alternative funding stream, and work on these projects will end. 

What is it BID for Galashiels wants to do?

Anyone with a connection to Galashiels knows what a great place it is. BID for Galashiels will work to spread the word, positioning the town in people's minds as being at the heart of the Borders; as a great place to do business, to live in and to visit.


Galashiels has so many amazing and unique positive attributes; a proud history, an idyllic setting and a strong community - it's time to build on those to create a more vibrant and flourishing town. A Galashiels that is attractive to inward investment and a place of which we can all be proud. 


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