Last chance for Borderers to contribute to Galashiels Campus consultation

Published: Friday, 16th April 2021

Members of the public have just over a week left to have their say as part of the Galashiels Community Campus consultation

The informal consultation closes to the public on 26 April, view the consultation.

New content

Extra video content, featuring an animated flyover to demonstrate how the proposed new campus building would be incorporated into the existing Galashiels Academy space, has now been added to the consultation space.

This compliments the existing videos that sit on the consultation site including interviews with pupils and members of the community and animated illustrations of what the campus may look like when completed.

A comprehensive list of FAQs has also been uploaded to provide answers to the key questions received from the public so far. 

The consultation site includes details of the five possible options to replace Galashiels Academy, including our preferred option to build a 1,000+ pupil school built largely within the existing school boundary and a portion of the town’s Scott Park.

Along with the online interactive consultation, exhibition boards have been installed at Galashiels Transport Interchange to promote the various proposals to the wider community.

Councillor Carol Hamilton, Executive Member for Children and Young People

“It’s not too late to have your say on the various proposals for Galashiels Community Campus. The feedback we receive during this part of the process is vitally important in helping shape the final plans for the campus.

“Extra content is being put up on the consultation website to help further demonstrate the council’s vision for the Campus and provide some added context around some of the major decisions that are being considered in this phase of the project.

“The new campus will be designed with everyone in mind and we’re extremely keen to get the views from people across all parts of the community before the deadline.”