Community leaders are hailing the unveiling of long-awaited plans for a major expansion and upgrade of an overcrowded and ageing Inverness school.
A public consultation is getting underway to gauge people’s thinking about several options for a significant refurbishment programme of Merkinch Primary.
The details will be showcased at an exhibition at the community’s family centre next week.
Invitations are being sent to parents and others about the event, which starts at 1pm next Monday.
In February, Merkinch surfaced as a priority for investment on Highland Council’s spending wish-list.
Its care and learning director Bill Alexander said: “The school is overcrowded and very much in need of refurbishment. It’s had various additional rooms added over the years but now needs an overhaul.
“This development was strongly supported by councillors when they considered our school estate priorities in March and it features prominently in the current review of the capital programme.”