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Nine schools closed across Highland including Covid partially closing Charleston Academy, Inverness as new term starts

By Neil MacPhail

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Charleston Academy.
Charleston Academy.

TEN schools across Highland did not open or only partially opened for the new term today due to a variety of reasons.

Charleston Academy with 777 pupils in Inverness has been hit by Covid "public health measures" and is open to S4 to S6 only. It is the only secondary affected so far.

Most other closures were weather related with water supply, heating and power being cited for being closed or partially closed.

Also in the city Holm PS and Nursery was closed and Cauldeen PS and Nursery was partially closed, both due to lack of water, heat or power.

It was hoped Cauldeen would open later in the morning.

Highland Council asks parents or carers to phone 0800 564 2272 to get the latest pre-recorded message from the head teacher. Have your school's PIN ready when you call.

Other schools affected were:

Durness Primary: Closed (unforeseen circumstances)

Kinlochbervie Preschool: Closed (unforeseen circumstances)

Knockbreck Primary (Tain): Closed (no water/heating/power)

St Clement's School, Dingwall: Partially closed - nursery open (no water/heating/power)

Strathconon PS (no water/heating/power)

Total schools affected were:

Secondary schools: 1 (777 pupils)

Primary schools: 5 (673 pupils)

Special schools: 1 (46 pupils)

Nurseries: 3 (102 children)

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