CONSULTATIONS are underway with views being sought about a new £85 million high school to be built on the outskirts of Rosyth.

Fife Council have held a public meeting, at Inverkeithing High last Thursday, and they'll seek more views and feedback before proceeding.

They've identified 12 hectares of land at Admiralty Park, west of Rosyth and south of the A985 (Admiralty Road), for the new school which is estimated to cost £85m.

It will replace the crumbling Inverkeithing High and the next public meeting, about the relocation of the school, will be in King’s Road Primary in Rosyth on Monday, May 15, from 6 to 7pm.

And there will be drop-in sessions at the feeder primary schools: Donibristle PS on May 22, Dalgety Bay PS and Aberdour PS on May 2, Camdean PS on May 4, Inverkeithing PS and North Queensferry PS on May 9, and at Park Road PS and Kings Road PS on May 15.

There is also a separate public consultation about the actual plans, and a meeting will be held tonight (Thursday) in Inverkeithing High's community wing from 3.30pm to 7pm.

A second round will take place at the same times on May 24, in the Parkgate Centre, and May 25, back in the wing.

The as yet unnamed new high school will accommodate a maximum of 1,735 pupils from the catchment area, which is from Aberdour to Rosyth, and it is due to open in August 2026.

It will be built by BAM Construction, who are currently working on replacement high schools for St Columba's and Woodmill at Halbeath.

The plans include a three-storey main education building of "superblock" design which will be around 17,000 square metres in size.

There will be a “gathering space” in the centre of the school with a focal point of dining / assembly spaces and less formal teaching areas.

There will also be a courtyard which could be used for outdoor learning, a garden and quiet area.

More formal classrooms will be arranged along the building perimeter.

It's planned to put down two full sized 3G artificial pitches for football / hockey and football / rugby, both with floodlights, as well as full size grass football / rugby pitches and a running track.

There will also be a smaller multi-use games area, there are no plans for a swimming pool, and the facilities will be available for community use.

The proposals include new access roads, landscaping and car parking spaces, as well as pedestrian and cycle links to the town.

The council will also seek to re-route and upgrade a section of the Fife Coastal Path that runs through the site.

The school will be designed to Passivhaus standard to help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

The site in Rosyth is currently made up of protected open space and allocated employment land.

A grade B listed building off Hillend Road, the current Inverkeithing High was built in 1973 and is made up of seven blocks and a community-use wing that includes a swimming pool.