Venue Hire at Borders College

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.

Scottish Borders Campus

Whatever the occasion, Scottish Borders Campus can provide you with comprehensive modern facilities with the flexibility to suit your requirements.  

Spaces available include:

Galashiels Campus: 


The Boardroom


Up to 20


The Main Hall


214 total (164, tiered seating + 50 flat) 
140 cabaret style 

Additional AV Equipment 

Microphone/s available


Small Lecture Theatre 


92, tiered seating 

Additional info: 

Microphone/s available


Small meeting room 


Various --> 20 


Large meeting room 


Various --> 30


Union Refectory

Capacity  Various --> 180
Additional info: Limited availability during term time

Union Cafe

Capacity Various --> 80
Additional info: Limited availability during term time

We also have specialist areas, including our Computer Lab and Health Hub, available to book, as well as spaces for meetings and workshops at our Hawick campus.

If you're not sure, we've got the space you're looking for, please email, or get in touch using the contact form below.

All spaces come with:

Projector/SmartScreen/TV Screen 
AV/IT * facilities support during college working hours

Available on request: 

Additional TV screen/s 
Free guest wi-fi
Flip charts 
Laptop hire 
Up to 7 reserved parking spaces in the campus car park

Available at additional cost: 

Out of hours IT/AV/Facilities support

Catering your event


The Galashiels campus hosts two in-house caterers:  

The Restaurant

Run by hospitality students, The Restaurant at Borders College is open to staff, students, and members of the public, for lunch and dinner on various days of the week. Producing everything from finger buffets to 3 course banquets, The Restaurant also offers catering for events on and off campus, with a wide range of set menu options, as well as bespoke menus available on request. As far as possible we aim to use Scottish produce and all food is fresh and prepared daily. 

Professional onsite caterers  

Our professional onsite caterers provide the catering in the Union Café & Bar and are also available to cater for external events from working lunches to formal dinners.  

For catering options or to see our range of sample menus please contact the Events Office on 

*If additional staff are required to cater for your event, or your event is out of hours, there may be an additional cost 

Get in touch about your event

If you can, please let us know:

  • The date and time of your event
  • How many people will be attending
  • If you require any catering
  • If you require any IT support 

If you're not sure of anything, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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