A new North-east primary school is to open its doors next week.
The £11.5 million Midmill School in Kintore will open on Wednesday and new head teacher Scott Calder has spoken of his excitement ahead of the occasion.
He said: “The most rewarding thing about being a teacher is seeing the journey young people take on their lives throughout school.
“To have a successful school career, pupils should try and take a positive approach to everything they do.
“We continually learn throughout our lives so it’s important to have an open mind, build relationships with the people around you and to keep on trying.”
Chairwoman of Aberdeenshire Council’s education, learning and leisure committee Councillor Alison Evison said the school will hold 540 pupils.
She said: “The new Midmill School is an £11.5m investment by the council to make sure that the ever-increasing population of Kintore has access to state-of-the-art education facilities for their children.
“The new school has space for 540 pupils and will be occupied by both its own pupils and those who attend Kinellar Primary School while a brand-new replacement is built for them.”