It was the end of an era in Fort William yesterday as works to remove the former St Mary's Primary School building got under way.
A delay of "12 weeks or more" to a ground-breaking Lochaber STEM Science and Industry Centre may have been averted, after a community council agreed to withdraw objections to plans.
A masterplan which will see a new hospital, up to 250 houses, a science academy, community and commercial buildings constructed at Fort William has been submitted.
A Lochaber site owned by Tesco is being advertised for lease despite the supermarket giant's recent insistence that it still planned to build on the land.
Retail giant Tesco has confirmed it is still committed to opening a new supermarket on an out-of-town site in Lochaber.