High Mill from above


A place of creativity, inspiration, and learning. Modern facilities interwoven with rich history.

yellow iMac keyboard and mouse on desk

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 Galashiels campus

Aerial view of the Scottish Borders Campus

iMac lab in our Galashiels campus

New MAC lab

interior of the weave shed at our Galashiels campus

Weave shed

Rows on white desks and chairs

Study space

rows of sewing machines

Sewing workspace

Staff member using sewing machine to make medical outfit

Sewing workspace

people lab coats

Team in the lab

work space buildings

Interior Design workspace

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Local area

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.