Peebles High School updates

Peebles High School updates

Please check back for regular updates regarding the Peebles High School and the impact on our facilities.

On Thursday 28 November, a fire broke out at Peebles High School.

The Live Borders’ facilities team has been working closely with Scottish Borders Council (SBC), the school management committee, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, community centre management committees and representatives from the local community to provide support.

It is anticipated that all Peebles High School pupils will return to the school over 3 and 4 February following the fire, which resulted in temporary learning and teaching arrangements being put in place.

SBC has confirmed that it is planning for all S4-S6 to return to Peebles High School on Monday 3 February after their preliminary exams finish on 31 January.

They are also planning for all S1-S3 pupils to return back to Peebles High School on Tuesday 4 February. S1-S3 pupils will be asked to work from home on 3 February to ensure that the return to the High School site is managed in a safe and practical way. Work will be provided to all S1-S3 pupils on the Show my Homework app and Glow.

In the meantime, to enable the 1,300 pupils to continue their education, a number of Live Borders’ venues will be used. At present these are:

All locations being used for temporary teaching, with the exception of the Drill Hall which will be retained as a back-up venue, will be returned to Live Borders and community use from 31 January 2020.

This will affect existing bookings and activities, but we welcome your understanding at this challenging time.

Gytes Leisure Centre

The Gym and Fitness Studio at the Gytes Leisure Centre is open:

Monday – Friday: 17:00 – 21:30
Saturday – Sunday: 09:00 – 16:30

The fitness class timetable has changed to suit these amended opening times. Please see the new downloadable class timetable on the right hand side of this page.

Tumbliboo Soft Play will also be open Saturday and Sunday between 09:00 and 16:30.

2G Pitch | Peebles High School

There is now access to the Peebles High School 2G pitch.

  • Changing and toilet facilities are available
  • Customers are advised to park in the school bus drop-off point (bottom of main sports centre car park)
  • The facility will be open Monday – Friday 18:00 – 21:00 and Saturday 13:00 – 16:00
  • Bookings can be made via Gytes reception – in person or phone
  • The site has limited access due to the incident but safe access to the pitch will be available within times above

Please note, work continues to take place on site. We are working with the Council on additional lighting and signage to ensure safe access for customers.

Burgh Hall and Peebles Community Centre

There will be no access to the Burgh Hall and Peebles Community Centre in January and we will be in touch with those who have booked to look at alternative locations where possible.

We welcome understanding in what is an unavoidable situation and the team is working hard to resume normal access as soon as we are able.

To contact us

For any queries, please phone our venues team between 01896 661166 (09:00 – 17:00, Monday – Thursday/ 09:00 – 16:30 on Friday) or the Gytes 01721 723688 (09:00 – 13:00, Saturday – Sunday).

Further information can be found via www.scotborders.gov.uk/PHSfire