Community project: the key facts

26.08.2013.  Lasswade High School, Lasswade, Scotland, Great Britain.'Lasswade High School '(Photo Credit: � Rob Gray)
26.08.2013. Lasswade High School, Lasswade, Scotland, Great Britain.'Lasswade High School '(Photo Credit: � Rob Gray)

The incoming headteacher at Midlothian’s newest school has described the “tremendous buzz” of taking charge of the state-of-the-art facility.

Alan Williamson was the boss at Hawick High School for seven years before taking up the challenge of managing Lasswade High.

He said: “It’s early days but so far, a positive start. It’s a tremendous buzz looking after around 1,400 pupils and the school’s new facilities are second to none. It’s great to have a supportive team of teachers on board too. I’m very excited about my new job, new building, great staff and kids.”

The new Lasswade High School includes a community campus complete with two sports halls, a gymnasium, pool, library and café.

Mr Williamson’s deputy, Rosemary Mitchell, has been impressed by the new facilities at the £37m building.

Read full story in the September 5 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.