A project to build a new primary school in Moray is now back on track after a major contractor fell into administration.
Linkwood Primary School, which is due to be built in the south of Elgin, was due to host its first classes in summer 2018.
However, a long-running wrangle over the ownership of the land, which is being delivered as part of a wider housing development, has held up the project.
The plans were then dealt a further blow when it was revealed that the electrical contractor due to work on the school had fallen into administration.
Council projects are rated as red, amber and green depending on whether they are progressing well or not.
Yesterday, Forres councillor George Alexander joked that a “darker shade of red” might be required for the trouble-bit Linkwood project.
But chief executive Roddy Burns explained that the development was upgraded to green last week with construction expected to begin before the end of the month.
Building work is expected to be completed in summer 2020 to provide space for another 450 school pupils in Elgin.
Council leader Graham Leadbitter added: “The current expectations are that it will be finished with a four-week window before the start of the new school term, so there is a bit of time for slippage there.
“Obviously we hope it will come in on time but there is still a bit of a gap.”