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Highland Council confirms closure of several Ross-shire schools due to 'bad weather' after Scotland experiences its coldest night for 26 years


By Philip Murray

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Deep snow in Alness this week. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Deep snow in Alness this week. Picture: Callum Mackay.

SEVERAL Ross-shire primary schools were closed on Thursday after Scotland experienced its coldest night in more than a quarter of a century.

Parts of the Highlands saw the mercury drop to -22C, while Braemar in Aberdeenshire fell even lower to -22.9C – officially the coldest UK temperature since 1995, and the chilliest February figure since at least 1986.

Resolis, which experienced a temperature of -18.6C overnight, has seen both its primary school and nursery shut due to “bad weather”, while St Duthus School in Tain and Auchtertyre’s primary and nursery are also affected.

The only other Highland school affected was Gledfield Primary in Ardgay, Sutherland.

The deep freeze followed further heavy snow showers across parts of the county in recent days, with another active yellow warning for snow currently in place for eastern parts of Ross-shire.

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