Demolition of the former Braeside School in the Airyhall area of Aberdeen has started.
The works are due to continue until summer 2021 and the contractor is Central Demolition.
The demolition was due to start next week however the electricity supplier was able to disconnect the supply early so the works started early.
The works comprise full demolition of the school building and adjacent janitors lodge, including all foundations, areas of hard standing, ramps and play equipment. All existing drainage to be sealed off and capped at ground level.
Most of the demolition works are due to take place from 8am and 5pm, Monday and Friday due to the nearby residential properties, and any Saturday working is to be agreed between the contractor and the City Council.
No decision for the future of the site has been made and moves will be made for the site to be put out to market for potential interest.