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Highland Council closes Stratherrick Primary due to bad weather; school among 14 forced to close doors amid snow and high winds; Met Office yellow warning remains in force, with forecasts announcing Storm Dennis this coming weekend

By Philip Murray

Storm Dennis is set to bring high winds on Saturday and Sunday. Picture Met Office.
Storm Dennis is set to bring high winds on Saturday and Sunday. Picture Met Office.

STRATHERRICK Primary has become the latest victim of today’s wintry weather, Highland Council has announced.

It confirmed the news in a Tweet shortly before 11am, adding Stratherrick to a list of 13 other schools and nurseries which have been forced to close their doors as a result of the bad weather.

Most closures have taken place in amongst the Cairngorms, with schools in Kingussie, Newtonmore and Aviemore all feeling the pinch.

Their closures come amid fierce snow storms on high ground, with web cams on the shores of Loch Morlich showing repeated white-out conditions.

The closures come amid a continuing Met Office weather warning for snow and strong winds across the Highlands on Tuesday. A further warning, this time for ice and snow, will run from 12.01am to midday on Wednesday.

But if fed up Highlanders were hoping for a little respite following Storm Ciara and its aftermath, they’ll likely be disappointed after Met Office officials announced that another storm - Dennis - will batter parts of the UK over the coming weekend.

The centre of the low is currently expected to pass to the north of Scotland, bringing high winds across the British Isles and frequent rain and snow to many parts.

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