A project to build a new secondary school in Moray is currently three weeks ahead of schedule.
Pupils are due to begin classes at the replacement for Lossiemouth High School after the summer holidays.
The new £42million campus will have an expanded capacity for 800 pupils to cope with an expected increase to the roll as part of the expansion of the town’s RAF base.
Fears had been raised during November that the project could be delayed after the previous ventilation contractor MJ Vent went into liquidation.
However, Principal Cooling was appointed as a replacement within two weeks with an assurance from Moray Council there is not expected to be a detrimental impact on works.
Staff visits have already started to allow teachers and other employees to become more familiar with reports of “positive feedback” following the tours.
The main focus of recent works led by principal contractor Balfour Beatty has been to get the building wind and water tight before the worst of the winter weather hits.
Heldon and Laich councillor James Allan has praised work being done to prepare the school.
He said: “I have been on a visit and it’s great to see the building coming on so well. It’s good that it’s still ahead of schedule.”
The new school will also include a sports block as well as new facilities for the swimming pool and community centre.