Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in the Borders?

No-one wants to get ill at Christmas, but bad luck can always strike.

Friday, 22nd December 2017, 4:55 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd December 2017, 4:56 pm

While all Health Centres and GP Practices in the Borders will be closed for the public holidays on December 25 & 26, you may need to visit a pharmacy over the festive period, and there are some open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

On Christmas Eve, the following pharmacies will be open:

- In Galashiels, Boots Pharamcy and Tesco Pharmacy will both be open 9am to 6pm

- In Hawick, Boots Pharmacy will be open 10am to 4pm and Borders Pharmacy will be open 10am to 2pm.

On Christmas Day, those who need to visit a pharmacy will have to travel to Berwick-upon-Tweed, where Tesco Pharmacy is open 2pm to 4pm.

And on Boxing Day the following pharmacies will be open:

- In Duns, GLM Romanes Pharmacy will be open 10am to 12pm

- In Galashiels, Boots Pharmacy will be open 8am to 6pm

- In Hawick, Boots Pharamcy will be open 11am to 3pm

- In Innerleithen, M Farren Pharmacy will be open 10am to 12pm.

All Health Centres will be open December 27-29 following the Christmas public holidays and will also be open and back to normal from Wednesday, January 3 2018 following the New Year public holidays.

If you or someone you care for is unwell and can’t wait until your GP surgery re-opens, contact the NHS 24 helpline on 111. If the condition is immediately life threatening, dial 999 for an emergency ambulance.