PUPILS and teachers at Elgin High will be hoping they will be awarded enough money for a new school building.
The Scottish Government is expected to announce which schools will benefit for the £420 million third phase of the Schools for the Future fund tomorrow.
Elgin High’s crumbling building is thought to be one of the worst in Scotland.
Moray Council has pledged £7 million towards a new school - which is expected to cost around £14.5 million - and there is cross-party support for the project.
The local authority chose the secondary as its priority for funding, and the government could provide up to 66% of the cash for the building.
If a new Elgin High School becomes a reality, it would strengthen Moray’s case for the development of a regional sports centre.
Stewart Cree, Moray Council convener, said: "There are a lot of hopes riding on this, and it could be a catalyst for other things.
"But at the moment we will have to wait and see."