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.