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Historic Scotland closes Fort George to tourists for rest of day amid rough weather across Highlands

By Philip Murray

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A POPULAR tourist spot on the shores of the Moray Firth has been forced to close by today’s rough weather.

Historic Scotland has confirmed that Fort George will remain closed for the rest of the day owing to the “blustery” conditions.

It said the fort is expected to re-open to the public tomorrow, “weather permitting”.

The closure follows weather-related traffic disruption across the Highlands.

In the Cairngorms heavy overnight snow forced the closure of the A9 at the Slochd and Moy at one point early this morning – causing delays of up to 80 minutes on some intercity bus journeys.

The road has since fully reopened, although high winds and continued squally weather, rain and snow on higher routes has sparked warnings to motorists to take care.

Some schools were also affected, with Strathdearn Primary at Tomatin among those forced to close for the day owing to the conditions.

For the latest on road travel across the Highlands visit Traffic Scotland’s website.

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