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New arts event to boost Galashiels visitors

A new attempt has been made to kick start Galashiels' struggling retail economy. Nearly one in five shops in the Borders town stand empty.

A new artistic festival opened there today to try and bring a few more people in.

There are a number of events from now until October 9th in and around Galashiels.

WATCH: First day of Creative Coathanger arts festival