Judges have been in Galashiels assessing the town for two major awards – Beautiful Scotland and Scotland’s Floral Gateway.
Galashiels lifted the Floral Gateway town title in 2013, which qualifies it for the Champion of Champions category this year. The town faces all the winners from last year’s competition. Judges were in Galashiels last Wednesday.
Next day, judges Alison Anderson and Calum Hislop, from Beautiful Scotland, arrived. This competition has attracted entries from cities, towns and villages across the country.