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TP3289 - Gala Law
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Gala LawNT72/T36NT72T036350545.93616427.30221.7323OLD TRIG01/06/1957101/01/1956N0
Gala LawNT72/T36NT72T036350545.93616427.30221.7323PILLAR01/06/1957101/01/1956N0

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There are 31 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3338th with 29 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.04/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th May 1990
Was Last found intact: 7th Sep 2019
Was Last logged: 19th Apr 2020

Of the 26 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 5m
The average error was 2m
1 was exact

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Not Logged 19th Apr 2020  11:18  by Bryoung

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 7th Sep 2019  17:10  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited with P61,off to The Bourtree Wetherspoons in Hawick now for a well earned pint of Magners.

Way up

Good condition 7th Sep 2019  17:10  by painterman61

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Short walk to decent views over Hawick trig in vgc no plug

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
view to hawick ©painterman61

Good condition 17th Jul 2018  17:49  by paulxtr

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Arrived at the parking spot on the industrial estate just as dog walking time was beginning. Good view over Hawick.

Gala Law ©paulxtr

Good condition 7th Jan 2018  14:00  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up the signed path from the industrial estate, avoiding the dog-poo. reasonable view across Hawick from the summit.

Good condition 26th Sep 2017  10:32  by coinea

Gridref: NT 50545 16424   FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I suppose it would be boring if all trig visits were this simple, but nice for a change. Good parking at Galalaw business park, a signed path and great views at the top.

S7528 Gala Law

Good condition 22nd Jan 2017  13:48  by Moira293

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Followed the track up the hill, not realising we should've taken the waymarked path to the viewpoint, but managed to navigate our way to the trig easily - ended up on the wrong side of the fence up at the trig but managed to squeeze through. A bit too dreich to fully appreciate the views but we imagine they would be pretty impressive on a nice day.

Moi posing at the trig :)

Good condition 12th Oct 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 50545 16426   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Follow signs to "Gala Law viewpoint" (initially in wrong direction)

Good condition 11th Oct 2015  08:58  by wrose

Gridref: NT 50546 16424   FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S7528 Gala Law Pillar.
S7528 Gala Law Flush Bracket.
S7528 Gala Law Plug.

Good condition 26th Apr 2015  13:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Another relatively freshly painted pillar. The path from the Galalaw industrial estate is now clearly marked. There is even a picnic table next to the pillar.


Good condition 22nd Mar 2015  13:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 50546 16427   FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice and white short easy walk with good views

Good condition 15th Oct 2014  15:25  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 50543 16430   FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely view over Hawick. Nice coat of white paint.

Good condition 28th Jul 2013  17:33  by vegibagger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With my newly re named son Trig Pillocksson!!! After avoiding it initially for a rainstorm shopping visit to Lidl instead. Sunshine returned after shopping. New business Centre up west from new roundabout. Go and park st the wind and take angled track up north.50 metres up there are steps off weedy up pm to ridge top through the short wooded area.

looking down south over Hawick ©vegibagger

Good condition 12th Apr 2012  14:40  by Analoguesat

Gridref: NT 50546 16426   FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Remarkably good views from up here - Hawick in the foreground and numerous summits visible in most directions. The quick way to the top - at the end of the service road take the track to the right that curves up the hill. Border Peat's path isnt particularly visible so if you miss it carry on up the track till you hit the fenceline. Turn left uphill along the wall through the trees keeping the fence on your right. When you come out of the trees just follow the fence stright ahead keeping it on your right and the trig is just a couple of hundred yards away. No gorse to contend with this way! The other path is easy to follow down the hill, but mind where you put your feet - the amount of dog fouling on the lower parts isnt pleasant.

Good condition 29th Sep 2011  18:05  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 5th Feb 2011  14:56  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 50546 16423   FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from housing estate steep climb then fight through GORSE BUSHES.Easy route from roundabout on A7 pass workshops at end of road take track to right after about 50yds take path on left which goes up to trig (less than 10mins)You learn by your mistakes

S7528©Border Peat

Good condition 19th Mar 2010  16:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 1st Mar 2009  16:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Same route as PHMB.Very good vies over Hawick and beyond.

Good condition 10th Jun 2008  16:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Accessed from main housing estate road to thesouth. However not easy to get up the gorse covered hillside, eventually found narrow path of stones at western end which had once been a drystone wall now flattened. pillar is just east of reservoir. Somewhat surrounded by bushes there are nevertheless good views over Hawick. Some white paint remains but plug is missing, hole unfilled.

Good condition 1st Aug 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, broken resin plug, rough grass by wall, fine birds-eye view of Hawick

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 6th Mar 2005  15:31  by ipeattie

Gridref: NT 50544 16425   FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Better view than I was expecting for this little hill.

Gala Law - S7528 The pillar.
Gala Law - S7528 The view.
Gala Law - S7528 The top of the pillar.
Gala Law - S7528 The flush bracket.

Good condition 21st Aug 2004  15:39  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 50548 16426   FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: The challenge with this one is finding a route through the dense gorse on the eastern slopes. Pillar is in good order but the plaster facing on the top surface is long gone. The spider centre had been capped with a brown plaster of Paris plug but this now has a hole poked in it. Flush bracket faces northeast. All four sighting holes open. Views overlooking Hawick and outwards to Drinkstone Hill, Minto Hill, Peniel Heugh, Cheviot, Rubers Law, Carter Bar, Orchardhill, and Hardies Hill.

S7528 - Gala Law pillar & FB

Good condition 1st Mar 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 27th Feb 2004  17:45  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 50545 16422   FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Evening bash up a steep, snowy, bramble and gorse infested slope to an excelent view over Hawick. The gorse had been recently burnt off near the pillar.

Gala Law Sunset on Hawick

Good condition 12th Sep 2003  11:00  by Isosceles

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views over Hawick


Good condition 26th May 1990  12:34  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7528  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 5th July 1953 costing 13.7s.0d. Flush bracket S7528 was levelled for height in 1956. This marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT72/T36 in the Jedburgh secondary block in 1957 and was last maintained by the OS in October 1986.

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