Council seeks views on future of Eyemouth Primary

A row of children's art work are hung across a window.

Published: Friday, 23rd February 2018

We are holding two drop-in sessions to gather the initial views of the Eyemouth community on the future provision of primary and early years education in the town.

The events follow on from a report that went to the Executive on 7 November when it was agreed that Eyemouth, along with Earlston, were priorities for investment through the school estate review.

Come along to our engagement events

The events are are a chance to:

  • speak to officers about potential options and give your feedback
  • view and comment on potential layouts for the former high school site, which forms part of a local masterplan for housing and care provision. 

They are being held at:

  • Eyemouth Primary, 8 March, 2-7pm
  • Eyemouth Parish Church Hall, 9 March, 12noon-5pm.

Please note these events were postponed from 1 and 2 March due to the bad weather.

Councillor Carol Hamilton, Executive Member for Children and Young People

“This is the first step in our engagement process with the East Berwickshire community to give them the opportunity to have an influence on the future of not only education provision, but also on a wider range of community provision which will impact positively on the town. 

“The primary school has been well served by the existing building, however with a growing roll and the buildings becoming dated, it is a welcome time to plan for the future. The campus currently supports a range of provisions and services and we would encourage everyone to come along and help us with their ideas and views as to what that might look like going forward.

“We will be providing further chances for people to meet with us and give their feedback as we go through this process, but these initial meetings are an ideal opportunity for people to be involved from the very beginning.”

Engagement events for Earlston

It is anticipated that a similar exercise regarding the future provision of early years and primary provision will also be undertaken in Earlston in the near future.

More information

The report that went to Executive on 7 November is available online