TEN primary schools and a secondary are facing the axe in Moray.
The local authority is reviewing education provision in the region and has pledged to spend £70 million in bringing school buildings up to acceptable standards.
Moray Council’s major shake-up, however, would see catchment areas realigned, resulting in the closure of some old schools and mergers.
The independent review recommends a new coastal primary to built in Buckie to replace a number of small schools there.
Forres would lose a primary, and a new school in the south west of the town would result in the closure of Dallas and Logie primaries.
It also recommends a reorganisation of the area’s secondary schools which would see the closure of Milne’s High in Fochabers.
If the closure of Milne’s High goes ahead pupils would transfer to Elgin or Keith.