Peebles School sports upgrade

Construction of new £4.8 million sports facilities begins at Peebles High School.

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New sports facilities will "help increase participation"

“I am delighted to have cut the first sod to mark the start of works for these new state-of-the-art sports facilities.

"I know that the staff and pupils at Peebles High School are looking forward to using them and will benefit greatly in terms of their sports education and health”

– Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Executive Member for Education

Scottish Borders Council is investing £4,300,000 for the project with an additional grant of £500,000 coming from sportscotland.

“sportscotland’s investment of £500,000 into the new facilities will help to increase participation, as well as club and community development throughout Peebles, and we are really looking forward to the project’s completion.

“As a key legacy component of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, sportscotland is committed to developing 150 Community Sport Hubs across all 32 of Scotland’s local authorities by 2016 by investing £1.5 million of Lottery funding each year.”

– Stewart Harris, Chief Executive, sportscotland

"This is a major investment by SBC and sportscotland in sports facilities for the Peebles area which will benefit pupils, and local people who will have use of the facilities out-of-hours.

– Councillor Vicky Davidson, Executive Member for Culture, Sport, Youth and Communities

Works starts on £4.8m sports facilities for Peebles High School

Sports ambassadors from the school join SBC members and Peebles High School headteacher for the sod-cutting Credit: Scottish Borders Council

A sod-cutting ceremony has marked the beginning of construction on new £4.8 million sports facilities at Peebles High School.

The state-of-the-art complex will include an indoor four-court games hall, fitness suite, changing rooms, general purpose hall and classroom.

A 2G synthetic pitch, sprint track and long jump track will also be built in the school grounds and work is due to be completed by April 2014.

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