Sandy makes a name for himself in Lauder

Lauder, UK. 10 Oct 2014.'Opening of new housing ''Eildon Housing, New build housing opened officially by Cllr David Parker. A new housing build of 12 properties built on site of the former primary school.''(Photo: Rob Gray)
Lauder, UK. 10 Oct 2014.'Opening of new housing ''Eildon Housing, New build housing opened officially by Cllr David Parker. A new housing build of 12 properties built on site of the former primary school.''(Photo: Rob Gray)

Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker officiated at the opening ceremony of Eildon Housing Association’s award-winning development at Old School Place, Lauder, last Friday.

He was accompanied by Sandy Bishop from Lauder Primary School who was invited to help with the unveiling in recognition of him providing the chosen name for the development.

"Lauder, UK. 10 Oct 2014.'Opening of new housing ''Eildon Housing, New build housing opened officially by Cllr David Parker. A new housing build of 12 properties built on site of the former primary school.''(Photo: Rob Gray)"

"Lauder, UK. 10 Oct 2014.'Opening of new housing ''Eildon Housing, New build housing opened officially by Cllr David Parker. A new housing build of 12 properties built on site of the former primary school.''(Photo: Rob Gray)"

The new development was built on the site of the former primary school which had lain derelict since the new one’s construction in 2009.

Old School Place – 12 three-bedroomed homes – received a commendation at the Homes for Scotland Awards 2014 for its sympathetic design which includes the use of whinstone from the former school building as well as the date stone which has been incorporated as a feature. The development was also shortlisted for a Herald Property Award.

This is the first time Eildon has offered properties to rent at a mid-market level.

The £1.67million project was funded by a combination of contributions from the Scottish Government, Scottish Borders Council and Eildon Housing Association.