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Portobello High School: Public consultation to end on Thursday

Portobello High School Pic: Google
Image caption Portobello High School currently has an ageing 1960s building

More than 6,500 people have taken part in a public consultation into building a new Portobello High School in an Edinburgh field.

Campaigners won a legal battle in September 2012 which blocked plans to build on Portobello Park.

Now the city council believes a private bill in the Scottish Parliament could help it go ahead with the project.

The new £41m school was first proposed 10 years ago to replace the ageing 1960s building in Duddingston Road.

However, PPAG argued it was building on common good land. At the time Edinburgh Council said it was "extremely disappointed".

The public consultation ends on Thursday.

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