Community thanked for participation in Peebles High School engagement sessions as next steps for project outlined

Published: 10th February 2023

We would like to thank the Tweeddale community for their attendance and participation in engagement sessions held within the last week.

Strong show out at engagement sessions

Around 400 people attended three separate sessions held in Peebles, Innerleithen and West Linton, which offered the opportunity for members of the community to view in more detail the proposed designs for the new High school being built in Peebles and provide feedback to our officers.

Feedback to be evaluated and designs altered

Following these sessions, the project team are now evaluating the feedback received and making some alterations to the design of the building floor plans.

Further communication will be issued once this has been completed and updated plans will be available to view online as soon as possible.

Once all collated, we will publish the feedback received from the three engagement sessions along with responses to these comments on the project’s webpage which can be found at 

In addition, further engagement sessions will be scheduled for later this spring for the amended designs to be viewed.

Councillor Leagh Douglas, Executive Member for Education & Lifelong Learning:

“I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to everyone who attended the Peebles High School engagement sessions and contributed their feedback on the current designs.

“Your feedback is truly valued and will now be carefully reviewed before informing any further changes to the design of the school and its current floor plan.

“As a Council we are committed to providing the very best educational facility possible for our young people of Peebles, allowing them to excel and reach their true potential.”