Work officially has officially started on the new state of the art Auchmuty High School.
Glenrothes MSP Tricia Marwick attended the official turf cutting ceremony to mark the construction of the new Auchmuty High School.
The Scottish Government’s Minister for Learning and Skills, Alasdair Allan MSP, was on hand to cut the first piece of turf for the new school build project, which is being funded in partnership between the Scottish Futures Trust and Fife Council.
The new contemporary school building will be constructed on the existing playing fields at Auchmuty and has been designed to accommodate 1300 pupils. It is hoped the new school will be up and running by 2013.
Mrs Marwick said: “The plans for the new school are simply fantastic and at the last the pupils and teachers of Auchmuty High School will have facilities that are fit for the 21st century.
“As the constituency MSP, I have worked very hard to make the case for a new Auchmuty High School and I am thrilled this project has come to fruition.
“The new Auchmuty High School will provide a huge boost to the whole of Glenrothes and it will be a special day when the new school opens its doors for the first time.”