THREE options have been put forward to replace a Borders primary school, with the council now asking for the public’s opinions.

An informal community consultation was launched earlier this week by Scottish Borders Council (SBC) on how best to replace Eyemouth Primary School.

It follows a feasibility study in 2020 to examine a wider range of options to replace the school following concerns raised by the local community.

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Carol Hamilton, SBC’s executive member for children and young people, said: “We’re extremely keen to open this consultation up to the wider community and to hear their views on this project.

“Gathering public feedback acts as an important step in finalising the plans for this project and we want to hear from as many people as possible.

“After conducting an initial feasibility study and consulting with the respective school leadership teams and parent councils, the council has identified a range of options for the replacement of Eyemouth Primary School.”

The first option would see the new primary school built on the existing site, as well as facilities for early years.

The second option would see the primary school combine with the high school on the current Eyemouth High School site.

The final option put forward by the council would see a new primary school built on the current high school site to create a “joint Eyemouth campus”.

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“Supporting our young people by providing world-class learning and teaching facilities across the region has always been a priority for the council,” added Ms Hamilton, who is also a Conservative representative for East Berwickshire.

“The options within this consultation will deliver outstanding educational facilities that will meet the needs of the young people in the local area and give them the best possible start in life.

“We want the community to come forward and help us agree on which the best of those options is.”

The consultation, which closes on May 16, can be accessed here.