Work is underway on a congestion-busting safety scheme at a north-east school.
A drop-off zone is being built at Mintlaw Primary following a spate of complaints from parents and staff.
The facility in Longside Road will let mums and dads on the school run pull off the main road and allow other traffic to pass safely.
Locals believe long-standing congestion problems at the site is putting children at risk and it is hoped the new measures will finally resolve the issue.
The £110,000 plan was backed by Buchan area councillors earlier this year.
Now Thainstone-based Hunter Construction have started work on the project, which is scheduled to finish in time for the new term.
The work involves building a lay-by next to the school gates, realigning a footpath and moving a boundary wall.
In a report to councillors, education director Maria Walker said the scheme was agreed “following concerns raised by parents and elected members over a considerable period of time regarding the safety of pupils being picked up outside the school”.
She said working on the scheme during the summer months would minimise disruption.
Head teacher Sarah Forrest said the school had been very supportive of the work. She said the parent council had been calling for measures for some time.
The job went out to tender in March and council officers considered offers from eight different companies before plumping for Hunter Construction.
Just over a decade ago, local residents fought off council plans to create a park-and-ride interchange in the grounds of the primary school. Villagers said the £250,000 scheme, similar to the one at Ellon, would actually make congestion problems worse.