Workshop 2: The Strategies

After having collectivelly defined a set of themes, we took a step foward and asked: “Where would you imagine possible theme-based interventions and programmes being developed in the future?” Large scale maps were provided for participants to directly draw and plot specific narratives and routes based on the themes produced in workshop 1. We adapted a technique known as Appreciative…

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Workshop 1: The Themes

The Resilient Borders project is essentially about community participation in imagining a sustainable future for Galashiels and the Central Borders. Looking far ahead, we asked some fundamental questions about how the town can transform itself to provide high levels of social support, well payin g skilled jobs, great new tourism opportunities and a low carbon future. Building on the work…

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Get Involved

As part of Reimagining Galashiels we want to run a series of workshops for those of you living and working in and around Galashiels. The purpose of the sessions are to identify priorities for sustainable development and where best to locate these. The work builds on design projects by graduate design students. What? We use projects that have been undertaken by…

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Our May Exhibition: After the Railway

MSc Students in Advanced Sustainable Design are holding their second exhibition in Galashiels entitled After the Railway. It is part of a two year project that has looks at a town on the cusp of change. The opening of the Borders Railway to Tweedbank not only transforms physical communications but also makes for a step…

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