The developer behind a multi-million-pound community campus in Aberdeenshire has said it will be “one of the very best schools in Scotland”.
New aerial images have shown how the £55 million facility in Inverurie, which is due to open in April, is taking shape.
Once complete, the sprawling complex will be home to Inverurie Academy and St Andrew’s School, as well as extensive community facilities including a six-lane swimming pool, multi-use games area and two all-weather pitches.
Local councillor Lesley Berry, whose three children all went to the existing school, said the development was exactly what the community needs.
She said: “Everybody that I have spoken to has been blown away by it.”
The project is being led by developer Hub North Scotland and builder Robertson Group.
A Hub North Scotland spokesman said: “This will be one of the very best schools in Scotland when completed, and it will provide superb community facilities for Inverurie and the surrounding area.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was given a tour of the site earlier this month, and members of the public were given a chance to see the inside at a community open doors day last week.
Former staff and pupils have been invited to farewell events for the current building in February.
There will be a behind-the-scenes tour for former pupils to take a trip down memory lane and revisit their old classrooms.