PUPILS and staff, past and present, came together to celebrate the end of an era as Caddonfoot Primary School closed on 28 March, having opened in 1875.

The pupils and staff were joined by family and friends for a final assembly to mark the close of the school after 137 years.

Everyone gathered at the assembly shared their memories of being at Caddonfoot and, after the final ringing of the handbell, all were awarded a commemorative medal.

Headteacher Alison Sutherland said: "Staff and pupils were all very sad to leave the old school but are very excited about the move to our fantastic new school, Clovenfords Primary School. We are busy commissioning our new school at present so that it is ready for pupils and staff on their first day in school at the start of the new term on Monday, April 16."

The new Clovenfords Primary School has been built at a cost of �6m. The main contractor was Graham Construction.