Funding to replace an Aberdeen primary school was announced by the Scottish Government yesterday.
Aberdeen City Council is among 13 local authorities to share £100million towards new schools and refurbishment.
Stoneywood school is among the Victorian educational establishments in the city that need to be replaced. Built in 1865 it has around 130 pupils.
Details of the funding or what is being planned were not available.
Angela Taylor, convener of Aberdeen City Council’s education and children’s services committee, said: “We welcome the announcement today that Aberdeen City will benefit from this funding.
“A replacement Stoneywood school for the expanding population of Stoneywood will provide pupils with the best possible chance to receive education in a school which is fit for purpose in the 21st century.
“The council is committed to improving and developing Aberdeen’s school estate and we look forward to working with partners to deliver our plans over the coming years.”
Learning Minister Alasdair Allan said the funding was a testament to the government’s commitment to high quality, well designed schools.
He announced that 13 local authorities will receive a share of a £100million pot announced in June for school rebuilding and refurbishment projects.
A further £230million for schools that was announced by Finance Secretary John Swinney in yesterday’s draft Budget statement will be allocated in November.
“The new facilities being built are fantastic environments for our young people to learn in and often provide amenities for the wider community that will be enjoyed by generations to come,” said Mr Allan.
“The projects are also a welcome boost to the local economy, creating apprenticeship opportunities for young people and construction jobs across the country.”
A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: “At this stage, the Scottish Government is not able to confirm a detailed breakdown of the £100million of Scotland’s Schools for the Future funding.
“Following today’s announcement of which schools will benefit, discussions will commence between the programme managers, Scottish Futures Trust and local authorities.
“These discussions will confirm each project’s specific details and thereafter individual funding awards.”