|Looking across to the triple Eildon Hills - the iconic image of the Borders|
|Foothills of the Chgviots, nar Towford|
|A hill road out of Hawick, the biggest town in the Borders.|
|Looking towards the White Hill in Earlston, Berwickshire|
|Cowdenknowes Wood, near Earlton, Berwickshire|
- The name of Galashiels, is derived from "shiels" or "shieling" meaning settlement - by the Gala Water. As the second biggest town in the Borders, it owed its growth, like Hawick to the development of the textile industry. At
the London Great Exhibition of 1851, Galashiels firms were the largest
exhibitors in the textile section'.
The Galashiels Manufacturer's Corporation was founded in 1776 by ten mill owners, to assist the further development of the woollen trade in the town. Its distinctive badge features a sheep and the motto "We Dye to Live" and "Live to Die".
A-Z Challenge A - Abbeys,Abbotsford and Armstrongs
A-Z Challenge B - Border Reivers, Border Ballads and Blackmail