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Tour of Hawick school on offer ahead of closure this summer

A tour of St Margaret’s RC Primary School in Hawick ahead of its closure this summer is on offer on Saturday.

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VIDEO: John Swinney at Jedburgh intergenerational school campus site

Work is now under way on Jedburgh’s intergenerational school campus, and Scottish Government Deputy First Minister John Swinney visited the Hartrigge Park site on Monday to take part in a ground-breaking ceremony.

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Councillor Carol Hamilton supervises as council leader Shona Haslam and deputy first minister John Swinney help pupils Sana Saukawa (Howdenburn), Kira Renilson (Jed Grammar)  Alice Hickson (Howdenburn), Harry Brown (Jed Grammar) and Ella McGovern and Ellie Scott (both Parkside) get the earth moving on the new campus on Monday afternoon.

John Swinney hails Jedburgh’s ‘real prize’ as model for future

Work is well under way on Jedburgh’s intergenerational school campus, and deputy first minister John Swinney visited the Hartrigge Park site on Monday to take part in the ground breaking ceremony.

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Councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Borders council chiefs defend school library plans

Council chiefs are defending plans to replace paid librarians with schoolchildren.

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Kelso High School.

Borders schoolchildren being asked to take over axed library staff’s jobs

Schoolchildren in the Borders are being asked to fill in for trained library staff as part of a cost-cutting drive by council bosses.

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Picture special: Galashiels play park opening

The newest and biggest playpark in the Borders was officially opened on Saturday, and large crowds turned out for a party to mark its launch.

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Picture special – Borders pupils at Springwood Park

It’s been described as one of the most important days of education a child will ever have and it continues to enthrall all pupils who attend.

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Kids enthralled by insight into countryside life

It’s been described as one of the most important days of education a child will ever have and it continues to enthrall all pupils who attend.

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Sound Cycle has been awarded �9,800.

Young Borders music-makers celebrate cash boost

A funding boost of £9,800 has come as music to the ears of young Borderers this week as it secures the extension of their creative music programme for another year.

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Police tackling youth disorder outbreak

Police tackling youth disorder outbreak

Action is being taken to stamp out an outbreak of anti-social behaviour in Kelso being blamed on unruly youths.

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Jill Lothian, Kelso High School headteacher

Headteacher hits out over drug rumours

Kelso High School headteacher Jill Lothian has hit out over unsubstantiated rumours about pupils there using drugs being aired at a public meeting.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

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The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

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Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Monday is E-Day for tens of thousands of Scottish school pupils – the start of their exams.

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Berwickshire High School, Duns

Pupils’ prank to sell BHS on ebay

Sixth form pupils leaving Berwickshire High School this week upped the ante when it comes to pranks by putting the school up for sale on ebay.

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Hawick High School.

Plans agreed that could lead to four Borders high schools being replaced

Members of Scottish Borders Council have agreed to plans that could see secondary schools in Galashiels, Hawick, Peebles and Selkirk replaced.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School in Hawick.

Council to press ahead with closure of Hawick school

Scottish Borders Council has agreed to close St Margaret’s RC Primary School in Hawick.

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Hawick High School is one of four secondary schools in the region in line to be replaced within the next 15 years.

Four Borders high schools need replacing or major repairs within next 15 years, report reveals

Four high schools in the Borders need to replaced or undergo major repairs within the next decade and a half, a new report reveals.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School in Hawick.

Fate of Hawick primary school to be decided this week

The fate of a Hawick school is to be sealed this week.

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Hawick and Denholm councillor Clair Ramage with Billy O'Neill, a lollipop man at the town's Wilton Primary School.

Borders children’s lives could be at risk if school crossing patrols cut, council told

Cash-strapped Scottish Borders Council’s plans to save £80,000 by making cuts to school warden patrols and other services could put children’s lives at risk, it has been warned.

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