Live Borders to assume management of community access at Kelso High School

Kelso High School

Published: Tuesday, 24th July 2018

Charity Live Borders - the region’s culture and sports trust - will oversee the management of the community access for facilities at the new £22.5million Kelso High School from 1 August 2018.

Live Borders will manage all bookings out with school hours on behalf of us, with similar arrangements already in place in relation to the sports facilities at Peebles High School and Selkirk High School.

State-of-the-art facilities

Facilities at the new school include indoor sports halls, a smaller gymnasium, 3G sports pitch and 2G hockey pitch, 100 metre sprint track and long jump pit as well as a state-of-the-art fitness suite and classroom space.

Executive Member for Culture and Sport, Councillor Euan Jardine

“The new Kelso High School is a fantastic asset for the local community, including the wide range of sports facilities which have already received positive feedback from users.

“Live Borders has experience of managing similar facilities and I have no doubt the team will ensure that the community can make full use of the halls, pitches and classrooms on offer.”

Ben Lamb, Live Borders Facilities Manager

“Scottish Borders Council approached Live Borders to run the Kelso High School facilities out with school hours. Live Borders brings a wealth of experience in efficiently and effectively managing sport, leisure and cultural facilities for communities across the region.

“As a charity, every penny spent with Live Borders is reinvested back into supporting active, creative and healthy communities in the Scottish Borders. We currently manage 17 leisure facilities across the region with a focus on providing affordable, accessible and financially sustainable facilities and services. 

“Live Borders is in a prime position to maximise the wider impact of the Kelso High School facilities by working closely with the school, the local community and clubs to deliver on tackling health inequalities across communities, and developing pathways for sport and physical activity.

“We look forward to working more closely with the community and welcoming customers from 1 August 2018.”

How to book from 1 August

Anyone looking to book any facilities at Kelso High from 1 August 2018 should visit Live Borders' website.