“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”
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.”
"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.
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