Scottish Borders Campus

The Scottish Borders Campus is the home for Borders College and its wide range of education opportunities and for Heriot-Watt University’s higher education provision in the Scottish Borders.

Scottish Borders Campus

As a result of a groundbreaking co-location project the Campus provides a centre for educational excellence within the Scottish Borders region and allows the College and the University to each benefit from a range of shared facilities while still retaining their own distinct identities.

This shared Campus provides the perfect environment for students and staff, a strong focus for further and higher education within the Scottish Borders community, and helps promote the area as a centre for innovation and progress in education.

Venue Hire at Scottish Borders Campus

Our event spaces are perfect for everything from conferences, meetings, workshops, training seminars, exhibitions, formal dinners, or an office away day with team building activities.

Whatever the occasion, Borders College at Scottish Borders Campus can provide you with comprehensive modern facilities with the flexibility to suit your requirements. Follow this link for details.

Accessible Parking
Scottish Borders Campus has 12 clearly marked and accessible disabled parking bays at the front entrance of the Main Building, Technical Training Centre and High Mill.  The main public car park adjacent to the main campus also has disabled parking.

Electric Car Charging points
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Our Vision

The purpose of the Scottish Borders Campus is simple – to provide a centre of excellence of learning and development in the Borders region.

One centre, but from two independent, highly respected institutions – each retaining their own distinct voice and personality.

A shared site, shared services, and also a shared vision. A vision to inspire, to nurture and to help develop talents and skills, not only for those it caters for, but also the region itself.

At all levels and across all boundaries, we want to ignite a passion to deliver success by achieving potential on an individual, organisational, social and economic basis.

Our purpose is to inspire confidence and fulfilment as well as a willingness to achieve more, not only on a personal level, but for others too. We want to awaken an unfearing confidence in the future – for the Borders and beyond.

Our Objectives:

  • Provide a vibrant and harmonious working environment for staff and students of both organisations.
  • Become the first choice for those seeking education, knowledge and learning enhancement in the Borders.
  • Continually increase and grow student numbers.
  • Build and develop partnerships with industry in the Borders and further afield to encourage them to stay in, or move to, the Borders.
  • Become instrumental as a driver for moving to a knowledge-based economy in the Borders increasing GDP per head.
  • Become a community facility that is synonymous as a place to try out new things beyond education.
  • Build on our success and drive more institutions to join the Campus to broaden the range of the post-school educational provision.
  • Establish a seamless link between schools and post-school education in the Borders region and beyond.

The Scottish Borders offer an excellent quality of life. Housing facilities, education, leisure amenities, social care and health services are all acknowledged to be of a high standard.

From the inspirational landscapes to the stunning coastline, the benefits of living in the Scottish Borders are maximised by the accessibility to key metropolitan centres, with Edinburgh, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Carlisle all just over one hour’s drive.

Scottish Borders Campus
Nether Road

Tel: 01896 66 26 00

By Road Situated within the heart of Galashiels, Scottish Borders Campus is a one hour drive from Edinburgh. Three major road routes link the Scottish Borders to Central Scotland and the North of England, bringing Carlisle and Newcastle both within easy reach. Some local bus services stop outside the Campus. Distance from Edinburgh 33 miles, Glasgow 69 miles, Newcastle 70 miles.

By Train The new Borders Railway opens on 6th September 2015. Train times are available on the Scot Rail website. Please click on this link:

By Air Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle international airports are all within a one or two hour drive. All airports have direct connections to national and worldwide destinations.