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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.