COUNCILLORS confirmed where money will be spent around the region last week, following a £40 million allocation from Scottish Borders Council.

Last Tuesday, the executive committee met to approve the proposals which were agreed last month.

The numbers show that more than £6.7m will be spent on roads and bridges Borders-wide in 2017/18, with a total spend of almost £19m over three years.

More than £11m will also be spent on the council’s school estate through a variety of projects.

A Scottish Borders Council spokesperson said: "The overall budget for these works was agreed last month, however the block allocations agreed this week provide detail on what and where this money will be spent.

"Of particular note are the funds provided for improvements to our schools, including new windows at Hawick High School and enhancements to Additional Support Needs (ASN) provision in Galashiels Academy.

"This follows the recent opening of the dedicated Leader Valley School and will improve the transition for pupils moving from there to secondary school, as well as those already at the Academy.

"Almost £500,000 will also be spent during 2017/18 on flood scheme preparations across the Borders, including in Peebles, Broughton and Newcastleton, and general flood protection works will also be undertaken in Earlston, Romanno Bridge and on the Slitrig in Hawick in the coming years."

Where is the money going in your area?

£5,980,000 on roads surface dressing
£1.9m on masonry refurbishment of bridges
£163,000 on play facilities, with further allocations still to be made

£45,000 on window upgrades at Morebattle and Edenside primary schools
£86,000 for Jedburgh Leisure Facilities Trust
£11,000 for seating and sound booth at Tait Hall, Kelso

£640,000 on Lowood Bridge works
£850,000 on Clackmae bridge
£152,000 for upgrade of open space and play facilities at Galashiels Public Park
£95,000 for improvements to Victoria Hall, Selkirk, including seating and kitchen

£500,000 on Bowanhill bridge
£225,000 on Crowbyres flood bund and Liddesdale Crescent flood protection in Hawick
£400,000 on window and classroom works at Hawick High School
£250,000 on enhancing ASN provision

£307,000 on Peebles, Innerleithen, Broughton flood scheme preparations
£70,000 on Romanno Bridge flood bank
£30,000 for drainage works at Victoria Park, Innerleithen
£250,000 on enhancing ASN provision