South Scotland

Kelso High School plans submitted

Kelso High School Image copyright Scottish Borders Council
Image caption A deal for the land to build the new school was agreed earlier this year

Scottish Borders Council has submitted a planning application for a new £21.8m high school to be built in Kelso.

It follows a deal with land owners Lothian Estates for ground at Nethershot on Angraflat Road.

Community drop-in sessions are expected in the coming months to provide updates on the project.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison said: "The submission of the planning application brings a new Kelso High School another step closer."

He said he was pleased to see the project progressing and looked forward to seeing a brand new facility with an "improved learning environment".

Paul McGirk, chief executive of the council's development partner Hub South East Scotland Ltd, added: "We are delighted with the progress being made on this project in partnership with the council.

"Pupils and staff will benefit from modern, fit-for-purpose facilities and the community will benefit from investment in the local area.

"We look forward to making these plans a reality."

Hub South East Scotland has appointed Morrison Construction as contractor to build the school.

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