Tweeddale MP David Mundell has welcomed news that Scottish Government is supporting a bid by Scottish Borders Council for funding for replacing or rebuilding Peebles High School.
Mr Mundell said: “I am delighted that Peebles High School has been added to the Scottish Government’s funding list.
"The devastating fire was an exceptional event and it is only right that new funding is being provided, so the council can press ahead with either a new school or rebuild the existing one.
"The parents who have been in touch with me recently certainly favour a new school as this could be completed in a shorter time and would be less disruptive to ongoing education.
"Staff, parents and pupils have done so well to cope with the challenges of the last year. They really do deserve to get back to the best working conditions as soon as possible."