Heriot Watt University Galashiels

Heriot Watt University Galashiels

Welcome to the School of Textiles and Design

A countryside location, perfectly situated at the pulsating heart of Scotland’s luxury textile industry, Heriot-Watt Scottish Borders campus delivers the best design and production facilities for textiles and fashion in the UK.


Gateway to a world of fashion and design

Home to the School of Textiles and Design, our Scottish Borders campus in Galashiels is a gateway to an exciting world of fashion and design, with strong industry partnerships and links to the worldwide textile industry.

Unrivalled facilities

A multi-million pound refurbishment has created an inspiring learning environment and centre for excellence, with integrated learning facilities, specialised workshops, computer aided design suites, museum and library and gallery.  The accommodation is special too, spacious and cleverly designed, providing a place to relax, socialise and study for students from around the world.

Heriot Watt University Galashiels

Easy access to the city

For a flavour of city life, Scotland’s vibrant cultural capital city, Edinburgh, is just 50 minutes away by train. On weekdays, a twice-daily shuttle bus connects the campus with Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Campus.

I visited the School of Textiles and Design on an Open Day and was overwhelmed. The School’s facilities are great. The overall atmosphere, support system for students and great facilities made Heriot-Watt the complete package for me.

Lauren Houston: BA Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior, Art) 4th year.

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The Jean Muir Student Village

Jean Muir Student Village

You’ll find a really friendly, welcoming community at the Scottish Borders Campus. You’ll meet others from all over the world that share your interests, discover new activities, and make lifelong friends.

We know how important good quality accommodation is to the student experience. That’s why we have invested £12 million replacing all of our on-campus accommodation with a brand new, state-of-the-art Jean Muir Student Village which opened in September 2012.