With nearby archaeological earthworks dating back to the Iron Age, it's clear that Galashiels has long been an important site.
In terms of industry and commerce, woollen mills were prevalent in the 1800s and at its peak, around a third of the entire population of the Scottish Borders were employed in the textile industry.
The Borders region was renowned for its high-quality cloth weaving and clothing manufacture – numerous tweeds and tartans were produced in Selkirk and Galashiels, while the workers of Hawick produced luxury knitted goods.
Thompsons office in Galashiels (or "Gala" to the locals) is centrally located, just a few minutes' walk from the station and close to a number of bus routes. We can provide expert legal assistance to you if you have been injured as a result of another person's negligence.
How do I contact the Scottish Borders office?
You can contact Thompsons solicitors in the Scottish Borders by calling our main switchboard number: 0800 0891 331. You can fax your enquiry to the office on 01896 754636 or text CLAIM to 78866.
If you need to speak to a member of the team in the Galashiels office, our friendly reception team will put you through. And if you're not sure who you need to speak to for your claim, they will make sure you are put through to the best person to handle your enquiry.
How do I get to Thompsons Scottish Borders office?
Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19, but we are able to assist you via video and telephone meetings – call 0800 0891 331 to speak to a member of our team.
The closest bus stops to our Galashiels office, which is situated at 84 Channel Street, are at Bank Street Gardens, Market Street Gardens, and Burgh Chambers. The Galashiels Transport Interchange (Galashiels railway station) is also within easy walking distance (5minutes).
There is limited on-street parking outside the Thompsons office, but it is usually busy and only offers a 1 hour stay. There are public car parks provided by Scottish Borders Council at the following sites: Hall Place (27 spaces), Sterling Street (45 spaces), High Street (113 spaces), and Saint Andrew's Street (27 spaces).
How long has Thompsons had an office in Scottish Borders?
The Scottish Borders office opened in October 2014 to serve the south of Scotland. We work across the region and can provide legal services wherever you are located; from Stranraer to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Rest assured, our solicitors from across Scotland can assist you and we always ensure your case is handled by the personal injury solicitor best suited to the requirements of your claim.
Which solicitors will be dealing with my claim?
Glen is one the most experienced solicitors at Thompsons and has worked as part of our highly successful and influential team since 1995.
With almost 20 years of experience in personal injury claims, Marina specialises in accident at work and road traffic accident claims. She also handles a varied case load, including public liability claims and occupier's liability claims. She works with private and union clients, and receives high praise from clients for her "hard work and expertise".
Natalie joined Thompsons in 2011, while at university. She represents clients in a wide variety of claim types, but she has developed a particular expertise in representing the families of people who have died in care homes. Natalie's clients describe her as a "credit to her profession and to Thompsons Solicitors".
What types of claim does the Scottish Borders office handle?
The team at the Galashiels office handle a wide variety of cases including road traffic accident claims, industrial injury claims, medical negligence claims, brain and head injury claims, claims following fatal accidents, union claims and more.
All offices within the Thompsons firm work closely and provide a well-rounded, expert service to clients wherever they may be located in Scotland. Rest assured, you will always be assisted by the most suitable member of the whole team for your particular claim.
Thompsons also provides a number of other legal services including employment claims, Will writing, LPA and estate administration services, financial mis-selling claims, and criminal injuries claims.
Do you have any recent case studies?
Read about some of the claims Thompsons solicitors have worked on by clicking on the links below:
Talk to Thompsons – Personal injury claim experts in Galashiels
We believe everyone in Scotland should have access to top-class legal advice that fully meets their needs. We provide a No Win No Fee service that makes this possible for a huge number of case-types.
Talk to Thompsons today about how we could help you make a compensation claim following an accident, illness or injury. Call us on 0800 0891 331.