South Scotland

Earlston school site centre plans approved

A new £1.5m specialist facility for children with complex needs in the Scottish Borders has been given the go-ahead by planners.

The centre, on part of the former Earlston High School site, will house 40 pupils.

Current facilities in Hawick, Jedburgh and Innerleithen cater for 18 children with more in mainstream schools.

The Earlston site was selected last year after an alternative option at Galashiels Academy was ruled out.

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