South Scotland

Jedburgh schools campus work officially begins

Campus works

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has marked the official start of work on a £32m schools campus in the Borders.

He joined pupils from Jedburgh Grammar, Howdenburn and Parkside primary schools for the groundbreaking ceremony at Hartrigge Park in Jedburgh.

The new intergenerational campus will replace the three schools by 2020.

Meanwhile, double world champion wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn has officially opened another new primary school in the region in Duns.

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Image caption The official opening of Duns Primary was carried out by Samantha Kinghorn

The new campus in Jedburgh will include nursery, primary and secondary provision as well as other community facilities.

Scottish Borders Council said last month that the scheme was on target to be completed by March 2020.

The ceremony in Jedburgh was preceded by the official opening of Duns Primary.

It included musical and dance performances from the school's pupils.

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