Pupils at a Badenoch primary school can get back to checking out the water wildlife after a community effort to fix their old pond-dipping platform and path.
Abernethy Primary in Nethy Bridge has a natural pond in its grounds.
It originally had a pond-dipping platform which had fallen into disrepair and was sealed off for safety reasons two years ago.
Local companies chipped in to make the project happen, with timber donated by BSW Timber’s Boat of Garten Saw Mill, design and construction by contractor Graeme Grant, and tree management by Alban Tree Care.
Parents fundraised to get the project off the ground.
Aurelie Walker-Dean, Chair of the Abernethy Primary School Parent Council, said: “Inclusivity was critical to the new design. The path and platform are now completely wheelchair accessible.”
Abernethy’s head teacher Rhona Bootle said: “This is community engagement at its best, with members of our community contributing their time, energy and their vision and resolve to actually make things happen. We couldn’t have achieved this without that resolve, determination and kind-heartedness so thanks to all our donors for their support.”
Mr Grant, who designed and built the renovated path and platform said, “My kids went to the school and had a great time, I believe every kid should have the same opportunity.”
Highlife Highland ranger Saranne Bish and RSPB ranger Sarah White led a day of pond-dipping activities for the whole school to celebrate.