Borders Railway helps bring leading law firm to the region

Borders Railway helps bring leading law firm to the region

Investment into the all new Borders Railway is paying off for the Scottish Borders after it helped attract a leading law firm to the region.

Commercial law firm Davidson Chalmers is opening a new office in the Scottish Borders at the new £5.2m Galashiels Interchange having praised the new railway as being 'a real game changer'.

The recently built office facility was designed to help facilitate business growth for the region following the launch of the new Borders rail link last year. 

The new office will act as a regional hub for the firm, which began operating in Edinburgh in 1993 and has since grown in size to 46 staff including 11 partners. 

Borders-based businesses operating within a range of sectors including renewable energy, food and drink, hospitality and healthcare account for a sizeable proportion of its UK-wide client base. 

The new Borders office will be headed up by partner Andy Drane, a long-time resident of the region who lives in St Boswells.

He said: “We believe the new rail link is a real game changer for the central Borders which will open it up to new business opportunities. 

“We are therefore delighted to be opening this new office in the Galashiels Interchange, a move which represents a natural progression to our long standing commitment to the area and which will enable us to grow our client base here.”

Scottish Borders Council leader, Cllr David Parker, added: “The Galashiels Transport Interchange is a landmark building for Borderers and visitors using the railway, who have been equally impressed by the facility.

“I am delighted Davidson Chalmers is the first company to move into the Transport Interchange and hope to see other firms take on office space in this attractive building in the near future.”