Welcome to

 The Research Institute for Flexible Materials (RiFLEX)

 RiFLEX was established with the remit to undertake funded research, PhD supervision, continuous education, conferences, publishing and community networking

Contact Us

Director Of Research, Professor George Stylios G.Stylios@hw.ac.uk 01896 892135

Research & Postgraduate Assistant, Mags Fenner M.Fenner@hw.ac.uk 01896 892230

Student Area, 01896 892268/9

Postal Address:

School of Textiles and Design
Heriot Watt University
Scottish Borders Campus

How To Find Us

By Road

Galashiels is on the A7, situated between Carlisle (1 ¼ hours away) and Edinburgh (one hour's drive). From Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Galashiels is 1 ½ hours drive on the A68/A697.

By Air

Edinburgh international airport is one hour's drive from Galashiels. Glasgow and Newcastle airports are both within easy reach at 1 ½ hours drive away.

By Bus

There is a regular bus service to Berwick-Upon-Tweed (East Coast Mainline train station) Edinburgh and Carlisle. There are also daily services to Newcastle and Glasgow.

The Borders rail service is due to open in 2015. At present, trains call at Berwick-Upon-Tweed (East Coast Mainline), Carlisle (West Coast Mainline) and Edinburgh with connecting bus services from each.