A COMMUNITY centre in Selkirk is set for a major refurbishment.

Scottish Borders Council is finalising plans for a £350,000 makeover of Philiphaugh Community Centre.

As well as replacement windows and doors, the centre will be internally reconfigured with a new kitchen being created as well as a baby-changing room.

And new flooring and furnishings will finish off the works.

The building, which is connected to Philiphaugh Community School, will also be externally re-decorated.

Selkirkshire councillor Elaine Thornton-Nicol has been heavily involved in securing the funding for the refurbishment project.

She said: "This is an exciting development for the community centre.

"A lot of work will be done later this year to make it a much better place for the community to use.

"We're just working on the final plans, but the work will be done at some point this year."

Scottish Borders Council confirmed that no dates had yet been scheduled for the refurbishment but plans were being drawn up.

A spokesman said: "Work has been ongoing to revitalise the community facilities within Philiphaugh Community School over the last couple of years.

"This is coming into fruition with a refurbishment programme to create modern facilities for all users, funded through education capital block funding."