Work begins on Selkirk's artificial pitch

Councillors, Selkirk High pupils and staff, and representatives from SBC, BSLT and Sportscotland. Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Work is underway on a new £750,000 artificial pitch in Selkirk.

A turf cutting ceremony kicked off the construction of the 2G pitch, which is being built next to Selkirk High School.

It's hoped the pitch will be finished by August, and will allow pupils and the public to play a variety of sports, in weather conditions that would ruin a grass pitch.

The pitch is being funded by Scottish Borders Council and Sportscotland, and it'll be managed by Borders Sport and Leisure Trust.

£500k

Scottish Borders Council funding

£250k

Sportscotland funding

I’ve looked forward to this day for a long time. As a council we are committed to investing in improved sports facilities and this pitch will make a huge difference.

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