The site of a former north-east primary school is to go under the hammer at auction today.
New Aberdour Primary School has lain empty for more than a decade and Aberdeenshire Council has already granted full planning permission for its demolition.
The same permission allows for the erection of two homes with garages on the site.
There is said to be substantial interest in the lot, which comes with more than an acre of land and is being sold by Online Property Auctions Scotland.
The former school, which was built in 1960, has a guide price of £65,000.
The building on Elphin Street closed its doors to pupils for the last time in 2009 after it was revealed the cost of providing an education to its pupils was £23,254 a head – more than £19,000 more than the average figure for Aberdeenshire at the time.
It had been used as a base by a number of local groups, such as the community council and a pensioners group, who were left disappointed after council chiefs agreed the sale of the site last year.
Chairman of the Banff and Buchan Area Committee, councillor Andy Kille said: “Many people living in New Aberdour and the nearby towns will have fond memories of the school, but I very much hope the new site will benefit the community in a different way.”