Pupils and staff joined councillors and construction and procurement partners to inspect progress in the construction of two replacement schools in Arbroath.
Both Ladyloan and Muirfield projects should be complete by the end of 2018, with pupils and staff scheduled to move into the new facilities at the start of the spring term in January next year.
The new buildings are being constructed in the existing grounds so they can remain operational while the work is being carried out.
The existing buildings will be demolished and each replaced by a new car park and sports pitch, pencilled in for completion by the end of May 2019.
Work began at both sites before Christmas, with further construction to begin later this year on the new shared campus for Hayshead and St Thomas primary schools.
Children and learning vice-convener, Councillor Derek Wann, said: “The Arbroath Schools Project represents a significant investment in our local schools estate as well as our local community, our local children and their futures, and has seen the delivery of new schools at Timmergreens and Warddykes.”
Gary Bushnell, chief executive, hub East Central Scotland, said: “It’s great to see the project progressing well and we look forward to delivering two high quality news school buildings for the community.
“Our teams work closely with Angus Council to support their education and learning strategy and this project follows the recent successful completion of community school campuses in Brechin and Forfar.”
Kevin Dickson, managing director, Robertson Tayside, said: “These two projects will have a major impact on future generations in Angus.
“We look forward to engaging with the council and community – including future pupils of the two schools – throughout the construction phase and beyond.
“We will be working with all stakeholders, including our facilities management business, and I have no doubt that the completed schools will be of the highest quality.”
Gemma Boggs, education delivery director at Scottish Futures Trust, added: “Ladyloan and Muirfield primary schools takes the number of schools to have entered construction under the £1.8bn Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme, which we manage of behalf of Scottish Government, to over 100.
“This is a very exciting time and these two primaries are great examples of the evolution of school design that has been seen over the programme.
“They promote the creation and delivery of world-class, learning environments that not only meet future educational needs but the communities they serve as well.”