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New Kelso High School plans progress

June 27 2012

New Kelso High School plans progress
Plans to build a new Kelso High School, replacing the existing historic 1939 Reid and Forbes designed school, are being progressed by Borders Council.

The £15m scheme could see a new school built in the town for 2016 - subject to a successful bid for £10m in funding from the Scottish Futures Trust.

A new classroom extension was completed at the existing school in 2009.

Kelso High School has been listed by Historic Scotland for its outstanding architectural interest, including its imposing clock tower and extensive art deco detailing.

1 Comment

Fred Dominie
#1 Posted by Fred Dominie on 2 Jul 2012 at 16:58 PM
Probably yet another complete waste of time, money and resources, replacing a perfectly sound building with something that's not going to last much more than 30 years? Why this obsession with replacing school buildings with industrial sheds, often in out-of-town locations rather than repair/adaptation? Noted that Kelso High School was last extended in 2009 - what a waste! Same sort of thing happened to Falkirk High School, Alloa Academy and no doubt many more throughout the country. What's happened to common sense?

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