LOCAL leisure trust Live Borders has been appointed as managers of the community facilities at the soon-to-be-opened Jedburgh Grammar Campus.

The new £32 million school is due to open this summer.

And taking control of the sports and community bookings will be the Galashiels-based charity.

Live Borders is to manage a number of community facilities within the campus, such as classrooms, rural skills area and flexible hall space.

The sports facilities at the new campus will be amongst the best in the Borders, and include a multi-use games area, 2G hockey pitch, 3G sports pitch, 100 metres synthetic running track, 300 metres grass track and gym.

Sports and culture councillor Euan Jardine said: “Jedburgh has a long history of producing international sportspeople and the addition of the highest quality indoor and outdoor sports facilities at the new campus will provide further opportunities for the town’s sporting talent to develop.

“Live Borders has experience of managing similar facilities, including Kelso High which has seen significant use by the local community.

“I have no doubt Live Borders will ensure that the community can make full use of the first class halls, pitches and classrooms and other modern spaces on offer.”

To ensure all current and existing users are informed about the developments that are taking place, sports clubs and community groups will be invited to meet and discuss their requirements.

Ahead of the opening of the campus, the wider community will also have an opportunity to establish what space is available for booking.

Scottish Borders Council will operate the public library and contact centre which will be housed in the Campus.

Live Borders Chief Executive Officer, Ewan Jackson, said: “Our team brings a wealth of experience in efficiently and effectively managing sport, leisure and cultural facilities for communities across the region.

"At Kelso High School we have welcomed almost 42,000 people from a variety of community and sports groups to the facility since taking over community access to the site in August 2018.

“As a charity, every penny spent with Live Borders is reinvested back into supporting active, creative and healthy communities in the Scottish Borders. We currently manage 17 leisure facilities across the region, as well as a broad range of cultural offerings, with a focus on providing affordable, accessible and financially sustainable facilities and services.

“Live Borders is in a prime position to maximise the wider impact of the Jedburgh Grammar Campus facilities by working closely with the school, the local community and clubs. We are committed to our communities being healthier, happier and stronger.”

Further details around opening times, classes and booking opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks.