WORK inside the new Dunfermline Learning Campus is "gathering pace" as the date draws closer to its official opening.

An update from Fife Council has revealed that many areas inside the new facility – which will be home to new St Columba's and Woodmill high schools – are now complete.

Video footage has shown many areas are now ready for use including some learning spaces, the assembly hall, changing room and toilets.

As reported earlier this month, there are now less than 100 days left until the new schools are opened.

Once complete, it will be the largest Passivhaus building in the UK and possibly the largest Passivhaus education building in the world.

Passivhaus – literally passive house – is a very high standard of energy efficiency first used in Germany to construct buildings that offer high levels of comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling.

Among the features built into the school are summer shading above windows on the south side of the building, triple glazing to maximise heat gain and minimise heat loss and air handling units on the roof, bringing in fresh cool air and heating with the stale warm air as it goes out.

Electric heating from air source heat pumps have also been placed on the roof along with nearly 600 photovoltaic (PV) panels.