School of Textiles and Design 2019 Degree Show

Scottish Borders Campus open days

Our next open day at the School of Textiles and Design is on Friday 8 November and you can now register for yourself and up to five guests. Open days run from 10am to 4pm.

Book your place.

What to expect at our open day

An open day allows you to immerse yourself in the university experience and discover more about the subject you are interested in studying.

You can meet with staff and students to find out how we teach at Heriot-Watt, and explore our campus to get a feel for what student life here has to offer.

Our campus will be buzzing with activities and events and it’s your chance to find out as much as you can about Heriot-Watt University, alongside people who may even become some of your closest friends during your studies here.

Take a whistle-stop tour of our campus on YouTube

See our frequently asked questions for more information.

See our open day programme

You can also view our Open Day programme or download a PDF version


Getting here

Coming by car

Open day visitors can use the main car park at the campus directly in front of the main campus building. The satellite navigation postcode is TD1 3HE. 

Coming by bus

The X95 bus service which is run by First buses travels from Edinburgh City Centre to Galashiels. To find up to date information and for timetables of the regular Saturday service please visit First buses.

Coming by train

The Borders Railway links the Scottish Borders Campus to Edinburgh City Centre (Waverley station).

If you are planning to travel to the Open Day using this service please see the Scotrail website for times and prices. 

Coming by plane

The bus to Edinburgh City Centre from Edinburgh airport takes about an hour, you can then take the rail link from Edinburgh Waverley to Galashiels.

Staying overnight

If you are planning to stay overnight in Galashiels to make the most of your visit then you may find the Visit Scotland website helpful. 

Individual visits

Throughout the year, you can arrange an individual visit to the campus where we will give you a guided tour and let you see our campus facilities. Contact to arrange an individual visit. 

Interview and offer holder days

All short-listed UCAS applicants for September 2020 entry who have applied for a portfolio bearing degree will be invited to attend an interview at the School and discuss your portfolio with academics. Read our portfolio guidelines.

We hold interviews in January and February, and this is another chance to speak to current students, see the campus and accommodation and raise any questions you have with our staff.