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Schools closed and partially shut across north-west as storm winds hit region

By Niall Harkiss

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Over 300 pupils across the Highlands have been told to stay at home today as yellow weather alerts for storm force winds continue.

Melvich Primary School
Melvich Primary School


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A yellow warning for wind was already set to come into force at 7am today, covering most of Caithness as well as Sutherland's north and west coasts. The Met Office later brought forward the start time for the warning to 5am and extended its reach to the whole of Scotland.

A statement from North West Sutherland Schools yesterday advised that schools in Kinlochbervie and Scourie would be open from midday.

The latest Highland Council list closures is as follows:

Achiltibuie Primary

Achiltibuie Primary Nursery

Farr High School

Farr Primary

Farr Primary Nursery

Kinlochbervie High School (partially closed - opening 2 hours late)

Kinlochbervie Primary (partially closed - opening 2 hours late)

Lochinver Early Learning and Childcare

Lochinver Primary

Melvich Primary

Scoraig Nursery

Scoraig School

Scourie Primary (partially closed - opening 2 hours late)

Tongue Primary

Tongue Primary Nursery

Visit the Highland Council school closures website for up to date closure information.

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