Pilrig Park School has opened a dedicated hairdressing training centre which will act as a base for pupils hoping to gain entry to college or an apprenticeship when they leave school.
Called The Salon, it is part of the development of the Curriculum for Excellence, which gives pupils the opportunity to pick up skills for work.
The new facility, opened by hairdressing guru Charlie Miller, will be used to teach hairdressing skills, which is just one of many options open to the pupils. A working cafe will be set up next year to teach pupils how to run a small business.
Mr Miller said: “This salon will inspire some of the pupils to be hairdressers and, just as importantly, give them the tuition on how to look after their own hair and appearance which will be a vital part of them presenting themselves to the world when they leave school.
“I would like to wish the school and the pupils all the best with The Salon.”