Work is progressing well on a major refurbishment programme which will result in a vastly improved teaching and learning environment at four Moray primary schools.
Around £21million is being spent on upgrading Seafield Primary in Elgin, Applegrove in Forres, St Gerardine in Lossiemouth and Millbank in Buckie.
The improvement works include new roofing, windows and doors, external insulation and completely modernised heating and electrical systems.
The interior of the school buildings is also being reconfigured to include a mix of new and refurbished classroom accommodation.
Work began last summer and will continue until next spring.
At all four schools parents are being kept up to date with progress through regular newsletters and pupils will move into their new accommodation on a phased basis as work continues towards completion.
Although contractors have been on site throughout the school year, disruption to everyday life in the schools has been minimal.
“These are major works that are going on but the schools have coped incredibly well and that is a credit to everyone involved – staff, pupils, parents and the workmen on site,” said the council’s head of lifelong learning, culture and sport, Graham Jarvis.
“There is still some way to go before the refurbishment is completed but when the work is finished I am sure that everyone will be impressed by their new look schools and arrangements will be made to allow parents to view the improved surroundings in which their children will be taught.”
Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.
Headquartered in Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.