HIGHLAND councillors have approved £20,000 to improve safety measures at a Thurso primary school.
The funding will improve the safety of pupils walking and cycling to and from Miller Academy.
The project will involve creating a footpath and installing a barrier with linings on the ground to make the the drop-off area at the school safer for pupils.
Funding for the project will come from the Scottish Government’s Cycling Walking and Safer Street Programme.
Caithness committee chairman Roger Saxon said: “The rear gate at Miller Academy has been a worry for parents, teachers and councillors for some time. It doesn’t have a 20mph zone and it’s the bus drop-off point.
“Once measures are in place, we can encourage parents to get children walking more, reducing the number of drop-offs at the school gates and minimising the potential for accidents.”