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Brothel on pupil prank wishlist

The student survey came up with the suggestion of a brothel

A survey of sixth year students at a Scottish secondary saw pupils ask for a brothel to be built in their home town.

Selkirk Regeneration Group (SRG) sought views at the local high school on how they would like the area to develop.

Among the requests for fast-food outlets, a cinema and a sports centre was one seeking a home for prostitutes.

SRG chairman Dr Lindsay Neil said he believed one student was "having a bit of fun" and it was not a project the group would be taking on board.

Students at Selkirk High School were quizzed on what they would like to see provided in their town.

SRG was particularly keen to hear their views on a proposed community wind farm.

'Disappointing outcome'

Dr Neil said: "I think a male student was having a bit of fun and it is fair to say it is not a project the regeneration group will be taking on board.

"The sixth formers were asked what they would like to be developed in Selkirk and came back with an Astroturf playing field, a sports centre and a cinema.

"Also a brothel, a Primark store and a Kentucky Fried Chicken."

He added that the pupils had voted against a wind farm which he described as "a disappointing outcome" which showed more needed to be done to "get the message across".

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