With just one month to go before the Borders Railway starts taking passengers the Galashiels Transport Interchange has been officially opened.

The £5.2 million opens to the public on Monday is described as a 'gateway' to the Borders Railway and will also form the town's new bus station.

Scottish Borders Councillor David Parker says that after a lot of hard work with partners they are now ready to open the facility to the public.

Excitement is building with just one month to go before the opening of the Borders Railway and I am delighted to mark the countdown with the completion of the Galashiels Transport Interchange"

David Parker - Scottish Borders Council

As part of the opening ceremony, the TD1 Youth Hub have buried a time capsule which will be opened in 50 years time. Items inside include business cards, a map of Galashiels, a selfie stick and a group photo taken with the stick!

Dawson Little, 11, from Galashiels with the plaque commemorating the burial of the time capsule. Credit: ITV Border

This is a landmark building for the Borders and visitors using the new railway from 6 September and will also play an important role in helping the council achieve its long term aim of promoting better connections between all means of sustainable transport"

David Parker - Scottish Borders Council