A place of creativity, inspiration, and learning. Modern facilities interwoven with rich history.
The heart of luxury textiles
Galashiels sits in the heart of the Scottish Borders, a world-renowned centre of luxury textiles with rich history and thriving modern industry.
The campus is built around an historic mill and recently received a multi-million-pound refurbishment to create an inspiring learning environment with computer suites, specialised workshops and spacious studios.
Described by Dame Vivienne Westwood as “The best in the UK”, our facilities have been tailor made to help students thrive.
The campus includes our library, catering facilities, a lively Student’s Association and great links to Edinburgh via train or daily weekday shuttle-bus.
Tour the Campus
Tour the School of Textiles and Design at the Galashiels Campus. A space for creativity, inspiration and learning.
Aerial view of the Scottish Borders Campus
New MAC lab
Team in the lab
Interior Design workspace
Galashiels is one of the most popular towns in the Scottish Borders with a population of approximately 13,000 and a thriving student community.
The town is surrounded by breath-taking countryside which allows for enjoyable hiking and biking in all seasons. In the town centre you will find an array of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars to suite all tastes and budgets.
If you would like to learn more about the rich textiles history there are multiple mills and museums, including Borders Textile Towerhouse, which are open to the public.
The local train station provides a frequent service to both Edinburgh and Glasgow.