Published: 10/01/2019 15:53 - Updated: 10/01/2019 15:58

Merkinch Primary School to reopen after gas leak fears


Merkinch Primary
Merkinch Primary School.

Merkinch Primary School will reopen as normal tomorrow after investigations found no evidence of a gas leak at the site.

The school was evacuated this morning, along with a number of surrounding properties, after fears were raised about a possible leak.

A spokeswoman for Highland Council said: “The council would like to thank pupils, staff, parents, local residents, the emergency services and utility providers for their assistance while precautionary measures were taken following a suspected gas leak this morning at the school.”

She added: “The council apologises for any inconvenience this incident may have caused, however pupil and staff safety is paramount and all relevant emergency procedures were followed accordingly."

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