Live Borders to manage community access at new Jedburgh Grammar Campus

Jedburgh campus

Published: Friday, 07th February 2020

Our partners Live Borders - the region’s culture and sports trust – will proactively manage community access to the new Jedburgh Grammar Campus.

The charity has a track-record in driving sports and culture participation, with the team not only managing the sport and community bookings but working collaboratively to deliver a programme that will aim to tackle health inequalities and develop pathways for sport and physical activity.

Live Borders will also manage a number of other community facilities within the campus, such as

  • Classrooms
  • Rural skills area
  • Flexible hall space that can be used for multiple activities such as community events, sport, dance or drama classes
  • Café.

What sport facilities are on offer?

The sports facilities at the new campus will be amongst the best in the Borders, and include

  • Multi-use games area
  • 2G hockey pitch
  • 3G sports pitch
  • 100m synthetic running track
  • 300m grass track
  • Gym

Communication with existing users of facilities in Jedburgh

To ensure all current and existing users are informed about the developments that are taking place, sports clubs and community groups will be invited to meet and discuss their requirements. Ahead of the opening of the campus, the wider community will also have an opportunity to establish what space is available for booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have created a dedicated section of our website – www.scotborders.gov.uk/jedburghcampus - where Frequently Asked Questions on various aspects of the facility are now available.

Regular updates for pupils, parents, staff and the wider community will be provided ahead of the opening of the new campus this spring.

Library/Contact Centre

We will operate the public library and contact centre which will be housed in the Campus, with the innovative facility aiming to cater for all ages of the community in one location.

Executive Member for Culture and Sport, Councillor Euan Jardine

“Jedburgh has a long history of producing international sportspeople and the addition of the highest quality indoor and outdoor sports facilities at the new campus will provide further opportunities for the town’s sporting talent to develop.

“Live Borders has experience of managing similar facilities, including Kelso High which has seen significant use by the local community.

“I have no doubt Live Borders will ensure that the community can make full use of the first class halls, pitches and classrooms and other modern spaces on offer.”

Live Borders Chief Executive Officer, Ewan Jackson

“Our team brings a wealth of experience in efficiently and effectively managing sport, leisure and cultural facilities for communities across the region. At Kelso High School we have welcomed almost 42,000 people from a variety of community and sports groups at the facility since taking over community access to the site in August 2018.

“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, as well as a broad range of cultural offerings, 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 Jedburgh Grammar Campus facilities by working closely with the school, the local community and clubs. We are committed to our communities being healthier, happier and stronger.”

Councillor Carol Hamilton, our Executive Member for Children and Young People

“The new campus will provide significant educational and wellbeing benefits for children, young people, families and the wider community in one location.

“Alongside the sport facilities, the campus will open up a series of opportunities for pupils, community and local businesses such as a rural skills area, dance and drama studio, café and covered outdoors space.

“We are planning to provide much more detail on the campus and its facilities in the run up to the opening, so parents and the community have all the information they need.”

Who is involved in the Campus?

The funding for the new campus was confirmed by Deputy First Minister John Swinney in August 2017, as one of four projects to share £28m from the latest phase of the Scottish Government’s £1.8 billion ‘Schools for the Future’ programme.

The campus replaces the current Jedburgh Grammar School, and former Parkside and Howdenburn primary schools.

The campus is being taken forward by us alongside development partner Hub South East Scotland and appointed main contractor BAM Construction.

Further details around opening times, classes and booking opportunities will be announced in due course.

More information

Images are available at our Flickr page.

An animated video walking through the inside of the main campus building is available at our YouTube channel, alongside a virtual tour of the campus site.