FURTHER engagement sessions have been organised to discuss a new Borders school following the success of the first session this week.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has organised the engagement sessions for parents and the wider Tweeddale community to discuss the provision of a replacement for Peebles High School.

The first of these sessions, held on Thursday, February 2 at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles, drew an attendance of 300 people.

The council has now arranged two further sessions for Monday (February 6).

One session will be held at West Linton Primary School from 11am-1pm, and a second event will take place at the Memorial Hall in Innerleithen from 3-5pm.

Both events will operate as drop-in sessions, with members of the public encouraged to join at any time during the above hours.

The engagement sessions were initially planned as ticketed events to offer representatives of Tweeddale community groups to facilitate focused discussion on the school development.

However, these sessions have now been broadened to allow more members of the community to attend.

An SBC spokesperson said: "Interested members of the public, community groups and local organisations who have not yet attended an engagement session are being encouraged to come along and speak with Council officers who will showcase the designs for the school.

"Both events will cover a number of themes relating to the project that have been highlighted from recent engagements - learning models, capacity and roll assumptions, assembly/performance areas, detailed layouts and models, equalities and delivery and program.

"We anticipate the demand to be high and may have to manage the numbers in the venues at any one time."

The sessions will be formed of informal 'café style' group discussions.

If high numbers are in attendance, queues are likely.