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This is a reference to an incident in 1337 when a raiding party of English soldiers were picking wild plums close to the town and were caught by Scots who came across them by chance and slaughtered them all.On a hillside to the north of the town, Buckholm Tower is a prominent structure which dates back to 1582 and replaced an earlier tower built on the same site but destroyed around 1570.The closure led to a campaign for a return of rail to the region that never diminished.

The song was created as an advertisement, and hence was renamed as "Sugar Candy" when played by the BBC.The latter is sung by some of the townsfolk each year at the Braw Lads Gathering.Sir Walter Scott built his home, Abbotsford, just across the River Tweed from Galashiels.There is no agreement about the purpose of the earthwork.There is another ancient site on the north-western edge of the town, at Torwoodlee, an Iron Age hill fort, with a later Broch known as Torwoodlee Broch built in the western quarter of the hill fort, and overlapping some of the defensive ditches of the original fort.

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The new Borders Railway, which links Galashiels with Edinburgh, saw four new stations built in Midlothian and three in the Scottish Borders.