Staff and pupils at a Scottish Borders school have been evacuated today after a fire broke out.

Firefighters from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance at Peebles High School, on Springwood Road, after a blaze at lunchtime.

Videos on social media show black smoke billowing out of the building which can be seen across the town.

It is not known at this stage what started the fire or if anyone has been injured.

Pupils were evacuated from the school building following the blaze

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 12.57pm on Thursday, November 28 to reports of a fire at Peebles High School, on Springwood Rd, Peebles.

“Operations Control have mobilised currently four fire appliances and one height appliance to the scene, and crews remain in attendance.”

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police were called to a fire at Peebles High School on Springwood Road.

"All staff and pupils were were evacuated. Emergency services remain on the scene."