Aberdeenshire Council has progressed £340,000 plans to replace two run-down school roofs.
The authority has appointed Glasgow-based Mac Roofing and Contracting to carry out the “badly-needed” work at Boddam School and Buchanhaven Primary, and a spokesman said the scheme will begin “imminently”.
The project at Boddam will cost £84,838 and work at the larger Buchanhaven Primary School will come in at £255,919.
Peterhead South and Cruden councillor, Alan Fakley, was pleased the tender had been allocated, so that work could be performed to keep the schools at a “high standard”.
He said: “There has been a lot of money invested in north-east schools over the last few years and now Boddam and Buchanhaven both need new roofs.
“They are both needing it, and getting it done is what we need to do as a council administration.
“Neither of these schools will be affected by the new academy in Peterhead, so it’s good they will be kept to a high standard.”
His ward colleague, Stephen Calder, also welcomed the progress.
He said: “Both of these schools are badly needing theirs roofs repaired and it’s very good that this is moving forward.
“Boddam School is in my ward and I know that Buchanhaven was also needing similar repairs, but is a larger school.
“It would be great if the work was to be going on through the school holidays.”
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “The upgrades to the roofs at Boddam and Buchanhaven Primary Schools fall under a programme of maintenance work that is coordinated by the council.
“The council has recently issued tender notices for the work on the roofs for both schools. A preferred bidder has been chosen and work is due to start imminently.”