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A Scottish pipe band accompanied hundreds of schoolchildren this morning as they walked from their old school to their new one.
Scottish Borders Council spent nine million pounds on the building in West Linton.
Today was the first day at the new school and the future of their old Victorian building is still uncertain.
Matthew Taylor's full report is below.
Councillor Sandy Aitchison from the Scottish Borders Council says that although moving to a new school may look like a superficial change, he believes it will have a measurable effect on the teaching within the school itself.
A new primary school has opened in the Borders following a £9 million investment.
West Linton Primary has been built to replace the old school that was more than 100 years old.
The children walked from the former school to their new one, just a few hundred yards away, accompanies by a pipe band.
The new school is bigger and has a better playing area as well as more high tech equipment.