Galashiels Info Hub closes

A COMMUNITY shop has closed in Galashiels after less than nine months in operation.

The so-called Info Hub, at the former Eildon Travel premises at 2 Channel Street, was opened last September by Zimbabwean-born businesswoman Lynda Stoddart and was set up to advertise events and promote other businesses in the town.

The venture was funded through a regular 50-50 lottery scheme, with half the income going to the winner and the other to sustain the hub, community events and activities, minus expenses.

“It is with great sadness that we have decided to close the Info Hub and we will be stopping the 50-50 lottery for a couple of months until a new outlet can be established,” said Ms Stoddart.