The first major refurbishment of an Aberdeen nursery as part of a nationwide expansion of early years learning and childcare (ELC) has been completed.
Contractors have completed their upgrade at Quarryhill School in Mastrick.
The work is part of a £23 million project to refurbish, upgrade, extend and build new ELC sites.
Before the pandemic, the Scottish Government had wanted to double the number of funded hours for some two-year-olds and all those aged three and four in August.
However the requirement to up the offering from 600 to 1,140 hours was temporarily put.
Work has continued throughout lockdown to ensure the facilities in place for when MSPs rule the expansion can go ahead.
What will become the city’s largest ELC setting in Regent Walk, Seaton is due to be completed in November, with another project in Tullos due to be finished in the coming months too.
Building work on new facilities including the council’s first outdoor nursery at the East Gate Lodge in Duthie Park, Gilcomstoun, Hazlehead, Kirkhill, Kingsford, Cummings Park, and Tillydrone will soon all be under way as well.
The project also includes extensions and remodelling for schools and nurseries in Culter, Cults, Broomhill, Charleston, Loirston, Kingswells, Tullos, Westpark, and Woodside.
It is expected a new implementation date for delivery of 1,140 ELC hours will be agreed following further discussion at Holyrood.
Council officers are confident all 27 city projects will be completed within budget.