THERE shouldn't be any delays or further increases in the cost of building two replacement high schools for St Columba's and Woodmill, according to Fife Council.

While they've warned that rampant inflation, rising prices for materials and labour, and supply chain issues may well affect their other capital projects, the final bill for their part of the Dunfermline Learning Campus is set to remain the same.

The schools element of the project – the new £100m Fife College is being funded separately – had gone up previously by £11m to £122m but the council say the current economic turmoil shouldn't push the price up any higher.

A report to Tuesday's education scrutiny committee said: "The potential risks associated with the Dunfermline Learning Campus project have significantly reduced following financial close in July 2022 (award of the construction contract), which now limits the impact of inflation on the project.

"In addition, negotiations with the Scottish Government have been positive and the revenue funding for the project, per the Scottish Government funding model, has now been agreed.

"The project is progressing in line with the required timeline which requires the campus to open in August 2024."

The main contractor for the schools is BAM Construction and the project is set to spend £36m in the current financial year.

The report to the committee shows there is £85m in the capital budget for the new Inverkeithing High School, which is due to open at the Fleet Grounds in Rosyth in August 2026, and £6.6m for an extension at Queen Anne High, which is due for completion in 2030-31.