CARLOGIE Primary School, Carnoustie, will come to life again on Thursday when the facility re-opens after a major upgrade.

Staff will start to move equipment from the old Kinloch Primary School, where pupils have been temporarily located, to the refurbished building in Caesar Avenue today (Friday) during in-service training which continues on Monday.

On Tuesday and Wednesday they will relocate to the refurbished school in preparation for the influx of children on Thursday.

At Carlogie, the 3.5 million upgrade has seen enhanced security arrangements installed, new furniture and fittings with interactive white board in classrooms provided, new nursery and IT suite; full new gas, electricity and central heating systems, new double glazed windows, redecoration and painting and replacement of roof coverings; major enhancement in the support for learning base; improved entrance to the site including the widening of the access gate and provision of a turning circle; and enhancement of car parking.

Angus Council's convener of education, Councillor Peter Nield, welcomed the completion of the project.

He commented: "We are delighted that the work on Carlogie Primary School has been completed on time and on budget by our contractors.

"The refurbished school will give staff and pupils a much improved educational environment to meet the needs of the 21st century.

"There has been praise for the new facilities from staff and pupils who have already visited their new school."