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 change in the mindset of local communities in seeing commercial and cultural opportunity.

MSc Advanced Sustainable Design engages with social and economic futures that look beyond design as counting carbon. In response, the projects focus on issues as diverse as water treatment, transforming a much-loathed supermarket and starter units for high value textile manufacturing.

Many of the themes for the exhibition grew from community consultations and workshops earlier in the year and were developed in a series of stages from broad themes based around two new railway stations to the detail design of buildings, infrastructure and community education.

The exhibition runs until 7th June at Galashiels Library. For more information please go to


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