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Offline suek2075

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Galashiels Mill records
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 14:03 GMT (UK) »
A lot of my family members worked in the mills in Galashiels - does anyone know if there are any records anywhere for mill employees? I would really like to know which of the mills they worked in.
Keddie, Hutson - Scottish Borders and Edinburgh
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Re: Galashiels Mill records
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 March 15 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Suek I would try the Old Gala Club  and also the BordersFHS. I seem to remember one of them having been given some Mill records but remember there were dozens of woollen mills in Galashiels.
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Re: Galashiels Mill records
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 March 15 19:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Alan - I've just been up to the Borders FHS and asked them while I was there, but the people I spoke to weren't aware of any, there or at the Gala Club. I know there were a lot of mills, and it would be very lucky to find records from the right mill, but then I did have quite a few of the family work in a number of different mills at different times, so you never know :) I did hear that there may be some in the National Archives, but haven't come across any.
Keddie, Hutson - Scottish Borders and Edinburgh
Menzies, Montague - Penicuik and Castle Douglas
McEvoy, Cavanagh - Ireland

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Re: Galashiels Mill records
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 May 15 13:09 BST (UK) »
There us a General Register for Wilderhaugh Mill at Borders FHS.  Is this of interest. 

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Re: Galashiels Mill records
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 May 15 13:34 BST (UK) »
Try contacting the Heritage Hub in Hawick or the Library HQ at Mary's Mill Selkirk - sometime they get company records donated to them when businesses close. barring that try the National Archive or the National Library for Scotland in Edinburgh

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Re: Galashiels Mill records
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 May 15 13:16 BST (UK) »
Another thought - I think some of them might have been given to the Textile College as it was then so maybe give Heriot Watt at Netherdale a ring?