The 21st Festival, a week long celebration of walking and the Borders countryside was hosted by Galashiels from 6th to 12th September and was a great success with 205 people taking part in 487 walks
From 4th to 11th September 2016 the hosts will be Coldstream. Watch this space for more information
This year’s brochure is still available online by clicking on the picture below
Gala Water shall not hold me –
Tho’ its mem’ries fair enfold me –
Nor many-gabled Abbotsford, so stately and so still;
For I’ll hasten to the vision
Of a valley fair, Elysian,
And gaze on Scotland’s Eden from the spur of Gala Hill.
Excerpt from The Borderland by Roger Quin.
Read the full poem and a small selection of others here