Safer town award

The first ever safer town centre award in Scotland will be presented to Galashiels.

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Galashiels celebrates safe town award

Safer Town Centre Shoppers Award Credit: ITV Border

Galashiels Safer Town Partnership won the award for their work making the town centre a safe place to shop.

Since it started 12 months ago, shoplifting has fallen by nearly 20%.

The scheme targets retail crime, including forged notes, shoplifting and fraud.

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