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Thurso High School to reopen on Monday 6 January

3rd January 2014

Thurso High School, which was damaged on Christmas Eve during a storm, is to reopen to all pupils and staff on Monday 6 January

On 24 December a large section of the roof of the 802 pupil school was blown off during high winds. The school was closed for the Christmas holidays at the time and no one was injured but some damage was reported to private cars in the neighbouring area.

After assessing the damage the Councils Housing and Property staff appointed a contractor to carry out repairs to the roof over the holidays and today (Friday 3 January) it was announced that the school will be ready to open its doors on Monday morning.

A Council spokesman said: During the work the power supply to the school was switched off as a precaution but all power and heating to the building has been restored. Scaffolding will still be on site but this in a fenced off area so should cause no problems. There has been a huge effort undertaken by a lot of people to ensure the school can reopen on Monday and staff will be on hand monitoring the building just in case any issues arise.


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