81 High Street, GALASHIELS, Scottish Borders, TD1 1RZ

Guide Rent£8,500 per year

General Information
81 High Street is located in a prominent trading position close to Galashiels town centre.

Galashiels is one of the principal towns in the Scottish Borders and is generally considered to be the administrative and retail centre for the region, effectively serving a population of in excess of 110,000.  It is home to the fashion, textile and design school of Heriot Watt University and a Borders College campus, as such the town also has a significant student population.

Significant investment has recently been made within the town centre with re-development works to the streetscape and transport infrastructure works including the Galashiels inner relief road the Borders Railway link re-establishing passenger services between Edinburgh Waverley and the Central Borders. The journey time from Galashiels to Edinburgh city centre is approximately 55 minutes, with departures every 30 minutes. On weekdays the first train departs from Edinburgh at 0545, the last at 2355. Further details on the Borders railway are available at

81 High Street comprises the ground floor of a terraced Grade C listed building.

The subjects form part of well-detailed well proportioned three storey Baronial styled tenement which incorporates a corner turret designed by A G Sydney Mitchell, a prominent and well respected Edinburgh Architect. The tenement was built as the extension to the adjacent David Rhind Commercial Bank as Sydney Mitchell had become the official architect to the commercial Bank on the death of Rhind.

The accommodation is well appointed providing:

General office/ front shop; three further offices (one open plan to kitchen area); rear lobby with external door to car park to the rear; WC; storage cupboard.

The subjects have been measured in accordance with the Internal Property Measurement Standards 3 to 77.12 sq m (830 sq ft).

Rateable Value
The property is currently assessed to a Rateable Value of £8,300 per annum effective from 01 April 2017.

The Small Business Rates Relief Scheme provides rates relief to help small businesses in Scotland. For the 2019/20 financial year upto 100% rates relief is available for business with a combined rateable value (of all business premises in Scotland) with a Rateable Value of £15,000 or less subject to application and eligibility. Further details are available from the Business Rates Team at Scottish Borders Council. Tel. 0845 3000341.

Available on new full repairing and insuring lease.  Lease terms by negotiation.

Flexible in-house lease agreement may be available subject to status and agreement between the parties.

Legal Costs
Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in relation to this transaction.

In the normal manner, the in-going tenant will be liable for any stamp duty, land tax, registration dues and VAT incurred thereon, where applicable.

Strictly by appointment with the sole agent, Edwin Thompson LLP, Chartered Surveyors.

Tel: 01896 751300
Fax: 01896 758883



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Price £8,500 per year
Town/City Galashiels
Size (Acres)
Parking Spaces 2