Kelso’s new Broomlands Primary School is now just days away from opening for lessons, and pupils at its predecessor have been given a sneak preview of what’s in store for them.
Staff and children will move into the £9.7m replacement for the current Ednam Road primary on Tuesday, January 9, and youngsters have been given a guided tour in advance to help them find their way around.
The current 250-pupil, open-plan school, opened in 1980, is now being demolished.
Work on its two-storey successor by Northern Irish-based contractor McLaughlin and Harvey got under way in October 2016 and was completed on schedule.
It offers 12 classrooms, an early-years centre, games hall-cum-dining room and upgraded playground.
East Berwickshire councillor Carol Hamilton, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for children and young people, said: “It was great to see the pupils being shown around the new Broomlands Primary School, which I am sure they will be excited about moving into.
“The on-schedule completion of Broomlands Primary follows the openings of Langlee and Duns primaries in August and Kelso High in November, representing over £50m of investment in education by the council and the Scottish Government.
“I look forward to joining pupils for their first day in their new school on January 9.”