AFTER the fire last year which caused significant damage to the school, Scottish Borders Council is opening up a public consultation to discuss the future of Peebles High School.

A drop-in session in the school's assembly hall on Monday, March 16 will give members of the public the opportunity to speak with the project team to share their thoughts on the discussed themes.

Those who attend the consultation will be asked what works within the school and the wider site, what doesn't work well, and what the site should look like in 2030?

People from the local area, community groups, and parents of pupils from nearby Primary schools and the High School are all invited to share their views about the site's development.

Tracey Logan, Chief Executive of SBC, said: “The local community’s input is vital as we start to look in more detail at what lies ahead for Peebles High School, its pupils, staff, parents and the wider community. I’d encourage as many people as possible with an interest in the future of the school to come along to this event on 16 March, find out more information and, crucially, share their views.”

As previously reported, according to SBC's budget published last month, £30 million is to spent on building a replacement school in Peebles over three years, with £10 million coming from an insurance claim.

The future of Peebles High School consultation will take place on March 16 from 4.30pm until 8pm as a drop-in service between these hours.