It has a café, allowing travelers and commuters to relax prior to their bus or train journey, and upstairs has office space which can be leased to businesses and organizations.
Snow is also much more common in winter, and covers the ground for an average of 38 days a year in an average winter.
Robert Burns wrote two poems about Galashiels, "Sae Fair Her Hair" and "Braw Lads".
The song is possibly better known by the first line of its chorus - "Ally, bally, ally bally bee". The 1985 Marillion hit single Kayleigh was partially inspired by events that took place in Galashiels as the band's lead singer Fish spent some time in the town in his earlier years.
In 2012 the Scottish Borders Council undertook work to revamp the Market Square with lyrics of the song inscribed into the paving slabs.
Journey times between Tweedbank and Edinburgh take less than one hour.
The town also has a recently opened Interchange building which replaces the old bus station, and is also situated next to the railway station.The Romans destroyed the broch in AD 140, soon after it was completed.The town's coat of arms shows two foxes reaching up to eat plums from a tree, and the motto is Sour Plums pronounced in Scots as soor plooms.is a town in the Scottish Borders and lies on the border between the historic counties of Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire, on the Gala Water river. The town, with a population of around 12,600, is a major commercial centre for the Borders region.The town is known for textile making, and is the location of Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles and Design, Galashiels Academy and the main campus of Borders College at Netherdale.Galashiels' citizens often refer to their rival as dirty Hawick while the 'Teries' retort that Galashiels's residents are pail merks, supposedly because their town was the last to be plumbed into the mains water system and so residents had to rely on buckets as toilets.