THE community in Tweeddale has been thanked by Scottish Borders Council (SBC) for its participation in a series of engagement sessions.

Over the last week the local authority has hosted a number of engagement sessions for parents and members of the community to discuss proposals for the new Peebles High School.

Sessions were held in Peebles, Innerleithen and West Linton, where around 400 people attended the three sessions.

During the sessions attendees could share their feedback and views on the proposed designs.

Councillor Leagh Douglas, executive member for education & lifelong learning said: “I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to everyone who attended the Peebles High School engagement sessions and contributed their feedback on the current designs.

“Your feedback is truly valued and will now be carefully reviewed before informing any further changes to the design of the school and its current floor plan.

“As a Council we are committed to providing the very best educational facility possible for our young people of Peebles, allowing them to excel and reach their true potential.”

The team working on the new development will now evaluate the feedback and make alterations to the building's design.

Any changes to the plans will be made available online in addition to the relevant feedback.

Further engagement sessions will be scheduled for the spring, allowing for the changed plans to be viewed in person.