South Scotland

New use found for former Duns hospital mortuary

Duns hospital Image copyright Google
Image caption The plans at the Knoll Hospital have been approved by Scottish Borders Council

A former mortuary at a community hospital in the Scottish Borders is to be converted into a paediatric unit.

The proposals at the Knoll Hospital in Duns have received planning approval from the local authority.

The old mortuary is currently used for storage and a council officer said the conversion plans were "modest in scale" and appropriate to the building.

Planning permission was granted on condition that external materials should match the existing building.

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