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Dalbeattie campus gets £25m go-ahead

Plans went on display earlier this year. Credit: ITV Border

The construction of a £25 million Dalbeattie Learning Campus has moved a step closer.

Funding for the scheme had been held up because of a European ruling, but the Scottish Government says that has now been resolved.


New £21m Kelso school finally gets go-ahead

An artist's impression of the new school. Credit: Scottish Borders Council

The building of a new £21.4 million school in Kelso has been given the go-ahead, and is expected to begin in early 2016.

Kelso High School will be built at Nethershot on Angraflat Road.

The project had stalled because of a European ruling, which affected ten schools and two health centres across the country.

But the Scottish Government now says that has been resolved.

I am pleased that the issues which have held back the new Kelso High School have finally been settled.

It has been a frustrating period for everyone associated with the school including the wider community, and the people of Kelso should be thanked for their patience during this time.

The new school will include grass and synthetic sports pitches and community facilities, which will provide health and educational benefits for not just generations of schoolchildren but the whole town.”

– Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Scottish Borders Council

Missing: William Notley, 58, from Jedburgh

William Notley, 58 Credit: Police Scotland

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information to help trace a man reported missing in Jedburgh on Tuesday.

William Notley, 58, from was last seen at his home address in Bongate Gardens around 5.15 am Tuesday.

William sometimes sleeps outdoors or in remote farm buildings and barns and has been known to travel on public transport around the Jedburgh area.

He is described as being of smart appearance, white, 5ft 6 inches tall, slim built with receding brown hair.

He speaks with an English accent.

William is believed to be wearing blue jeans, a yellow polo shirt under a khaki green jumper and a grey hooded top and black Sketcher trainers.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.

Inspector Alistair Hutchens of Melrose Police station said:

We are getting increasingly concerned about William and are keen to establish his whereabouts as soon as possible.

Anyone who believes they have seen him since Tuesday is asked to contact us as soon as possible on 101.

– Inspector Alistair Hutchens

Weather: Thursday

Credit: Tracey Laing

Mostly dry with bright spells during the morning but with thickening cloud bringing some rain or drizzle through the afternoon.

Cloudy overnight with further rain or drizzle and increasingly strong winds.

Maximum Temperature 10°C.

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