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Construction starts on school

Construction has begun on a new £34 million school in Edinburgh, part funded by the Scottish Government's Schools for the Future programme.

Demolition of the existing James Gillespie's High School building in Marchmont is under way, to be replaced by a new teaching block and sports facility.

It follows a new nursery and gym for James Gillespie's Primary School at the same site.

When it is completed by summer 2016, the High School will house 1150 pupils and 104 staff.

The Grade A-listed Bruntsfield House on the campus will also undergo a major refurbishment.

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