PARENTS will have the chance to quiz council officials on plans for a new Peebles High School as concerns continue to rumble on.

The old building was badly damaged in a fire in November 2019.

But plans for a £46 million replacement school have come under scrutiny.

Concerns have been raised over the proposed size of the building’s assembly and dining areas.

Meanwhile, the consultation process on the school has also been criticised, as well the number of open plan classrooms planned.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has announced that various locations will host engagement sessions on the project.

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An SBC spokesperson said: “Sessions have been planned to improve awareness and understanding within the community about what the project is delivering and to allow members of the public to speak directly with council officers who are working on the ongoing design development of the new school.”

Events will be held on Thursday, February 2 at the Eastgate Theatre and Monday, February 6 at the West Linton Graham Institute and Innerleithen Memorial Hall.

Multiple sessions will be held on each day at each location to allow as many people as possible to provide their feedback.

The sessions will focus on six key themes – learning models; capacity and roll assumptions; assembly/performance areas; detailed layouts and models; equalities; and delivery & programme.

The spokesperson said further details on the content and timings of each session would be published early next week.