Pupils at a Moray school will be among the first people offered a look at designs for a replacement building.
A swimming pool and community centre are being included in the £36million project to create a successor for the current Lossiemouth High School.
The venture’s viability was put in doubt last month when escalating costs sparked fears facilities could be axed to save money.
However, following a vote, Moray Council agreed to commit extra funding to the brief to ensure a swimming pool remained in the plans.
Drawings, showing the new-look buildings, will now go on display in the town next month.
Lossiemouth High School is ranked as one of the worst amenities in Scotland with a repair backlog of more than £4million.
And last night, Mike Mulholland, chairman of the town’s community council, explained it was only fitting students should be the first to see their new surroundings.
He said: “There’s a lot of excitement about it. With the current financial situation at the council, there was a lot of concern it wouldn’t happen, but there was a lot of work done to ensure it remained on track.
“It isn’t the kind of thing that happens very often. Getting a brand new secondary school is something very few communities will experience these days – we’re very lucky to have it.
“Hopefully a lot of people will go along to see the plans and let the council know what they think. It’s good one of them is actually taking place in the school.”
Land to the south of the current buildings has been identified as the site for construction. The new facility is scheduled for completion in 2020.
Final plans for the school are expected to be submitted later this year.
Moray Council officers and designers will be at a consultation event at the high school on Thursday, June 1 from 2pm to 8pm to answer questions about the proposals.
Drawings will then be displayed in the Lossiemouth Sports and Community Centre from Monday, June 5 until Friday, June 16.