Galashiels road to be repaired ahead of festival

The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.
The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.

Scottish Borders Council has moved to ensure Galashiels residents that Scott Street will be repaired before the traditional gallop during the Braw Lads’ Gathering in June.

The poor state of that particular road is causing concern to cyclists and motorists, as well as those who enjoy watching the Braw Lad and Lass lead the cavalcade of horses as they speed up the hill on Gala’s big day.

The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.

The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.

Several people have taken to social media to voice their concerns about the road, the welfare of the horses and riders and for other road users.

While the wintry weather has caused havoc with the state of repair of many Borders roads, the surface at Scott Street is particularly bad, as shown by these photos.

However, a council spokesperson said: “Temporary repairs will be completed in time for Braw Lads’ Day on Saturday, June 30, with a resurfacing project for a section of this road expected to be carried out in this financial year.”

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The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.

The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.

The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.

The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.

The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.

The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.