Oban’s new £36million high school will officially open its doors to pupils when they return from their Easter break next week.
For the majority of pupils, Wednesday April 18 will be the first time they have stepped foot inside their new school building.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “We want the very best for our young people and we want them to succeed in life.
“This wonderful new state-of-the-art high school in Oban will help us to achieve that and will provide our young people with a learning experience where they can succeed.
“This really is a school fit for the 21st Century and I wish all the staff and pupils every success and happiness in their new school.”
Head Teacher at Oban High School, Peter Bain, said: “This is a very exciting time for everyone involved – a historic occasion.
“The new school looks great and will provide our young people and staff with a modern teaching and learning environment that will bring benefits for years to come.
“At Oban High School, we have committed, hardworking staff and pupils, as well as an extremely supportive school community. We want to maximise this, and our new school facility will help us to achieve that.
“It will encourage our young people to aspire to be the best they can be, and will enable them to really maximise their potential in their new surroundings.”
The new school has been built by Argyll and Bute Council in partnership with hub North Scotland Ltd and the Scottish Futures Trust through the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future programme, with Morrison Construction as the main contractor.
It has capacity for up to 1,300 pupils and is located next to the current school site.
Hub North Scotland Chief Executive, Michael Padzinski said: “We are delighted to have successfully completed this exciting new school in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council.
“The school is an integral part of the local community and provides a modern teaching and learning environment for pupils and staff on their learning journey.
“This project has been achieved through a strong collaborative approach by Argyll and Bute Council and the project delivery team.”