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Highland Schools Update - 11 January 2015

11th January 2015

DUE to storm damage, two schools, may not be open on Monday. Brora Primary School and Canisbay Primary School have both suffered some roof damage.

At Brora, a scaffold will be erected at the start of this week to allow the extent of damage to be accurately assessed and a roofing contractor to make the building watertight. It is envisaged that the school will be open to pupils on Tuesday. The school and kitchen has been open this weekend and used as an emergency centre for the local community.

The roof covering over the kitchen at Canisbay Primary School has been damaged and the power has been off. It is anticipated that the school will be open on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Mallaig Primary School remains closed to allow completion of structural repairs to the chimney. Parents and carers of Mallaig Primary and Nursery pupils have been advised that on Monday 12 January, the school building will remain closed and alternative arrangements have been planned for pupils to attend school. All Mallaig Nursery children should go to Arisaig Primary and Mallaig Primary pupils should report to Mallaig High School at 9am.

There has also been some storm damage to Wick High School and Invergordon Academy, however it is expected that both of these schools will be open on Monday as normal.

Most other schools are currently expected to open on Monday. However, this is subject to the availability of heating and power, and further inspections of building damage, and parents and carers are advised to check the council's school closures website which will be updated after 7am on Monday 12 January or the school closures phone line on 0800 564 2272.


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