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80s rock star opens Scottish Borders market square

Fish from the band Marillion Credit: PA

The former frontman of the 80s band Marillion, Fish, is to officially open a newly refurbished square in Galashiels.

The 1985 song 'Kayleigh' was inspired by the square as the frontman visited his girlfriend who was at college in the Scottish Borders town.

The songwriter described the tribute by the town which partly inspired the song as "really touching".

Kayleigh was written in 1985 and was the biggest hit enjoyed by Fish and Marillion.

He said one inspiration for the song was a time in the early 1980s when he visited halls of residence in Galashiels to see his girlfriend.

He has said that the line 'dancing in stilettos in the snow' was about coming back from a college ball.

The local authority decided it would be appropriate to engrave the lyrics to the song in the redevelopment of the Market Square.