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Our Archive and Search Room is open on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm.

Transport to the Archive and Search Room, Galashiels

52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, Scotland, where our family history archive and library of books, family tree charts, monumental / gravestone inscriptions, CDs, microfilms, and microfiche is located. See this map or below for directions to 52 Overhaugh St. The Archive is on the corner of Overhaugh St and Bank Close.

The Society's archive and search room is at 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP, Scotland.

Buses

There is a bus stop in Bank Street (served by the X95 from Hawick and Selkirk), a few minutes walk away, however Galashiels Bus Station, also known as Galashiels Interchange is less than 10 minutes walk away.

There are regular buses from Berwick, Edinburgh, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Lauder, Peebles as well as many other places in the Scottish Borders.
Use the journey planner below to plan your journey. For the archive, enter TD1 1DP as the postcode.

Driving and Parking

We are located at the junction of Overhaugh Street and Bank Close. There is no parking by the Archive.
Short term parking may be available in Bank Street which runs parallel to Overhaugh St.
Further away, there are car parks at Tesco and Asda where you can park at no cost for 3 hours. For Satnavs, enter TD1 1DP as the postcode.

Trains

Trains run frequently between Edinburgh and Galashiels. The train station is across the road from Galashiels Bus Station, also known as Galashiels Interchange and is less than 10 minutes walk away.
More information on the train timetable and fares page.
The route from Edinburgh is said to be one of the most scenic in Britain.
Use the journey planner below to plan your journey. For the archive, enter TD1 1DP as the postcode.

Walking from Galashiels Bus Station/Galashiels Interchange

Exit the building using the door labelled Town Centre almost adjacent to Stance 1.
Go down the 2 steps, onto the pedestrian precinct, cross the road in front of you and continue in the same direction, across a bridge over a river (the Gala Water), pass Argos on your right, and across the road (Channel St) further ahead.
Turn to your left, walk past several shops, and take the first opening, a wide alley on your right.
At the end of this short alley, turn right onto Overhaugh St. You should see our building facing you on the opposite corner, across the road.

Walking from Bank Street bus stop

Cross the road when safe to do so. Continue in the same direction as the traffic, passing Royal Bank of Scotland, then turn right down Bank Close.
Our archive and search room is at the end of this short street on the left.


For the archive, enter TD1 1DP as the postcode and select any of the offered choices for this postcode.