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SNOW UPDATE: More than 100 schools across the Highlands to remain closed after heavy snowfall


By Federica Stefani

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Ness Castle Primary School. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Ness Castle Primary School. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Schools across the Highlands are set to remain closed today as heavy overnight snow is causing travel disruption in the region.

More than 100 schools –among which at least 72 nurseries – in the Highland Council area will not open their doors to students today (January 17).

Many schools in the region had already been closed earlier this week – prompting the postponement of highly-anticipated preliminary exams on Monday.

However the snow has reached the Inverness and Nairnshire areas as well as other parts of the region that had not been as badly affected in the past days.

The following schools are set to remain closed today – further updates may be found on the Highland Council's website.

  • Abernethy Primary: Closed ()
  • Abernethy Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Acharacle Primary: Closed ()
  • Acharacle Primary Nursery - EM: Closed ()
  • Acharacle Primary Nursery - GM: Closed ()
  • Aldourie Primary: Closed ()
  • Ardgour Primary: Closed ()
  • Ardgour Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Ardnamurchan High School: Closed ()
  • Auldearn Primary: Closed ()
  • Auldearn Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Aviemore Early Learning and Childcare Service: Closed ()
  • Aviemore Primary: Closed ()
  • Avoch Primary: Closed ()
  • Avoch Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Balnain Primary: Closed ()
  • Banavie Primary: Closed ()
  • Banavie Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Beauly Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Beauly Primary Nursery: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Ben Wyvis Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Ben Wyvis Primary Nursery: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Broadford Primary: Closed ()
  • Broadford Primary Nursery - EM: Closed ()
  • Broadford Primary Nursery - GM: Closed ()
  • Bualnaluib Primary: Closed ()
  • Bualnaluib Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis: Closed ()
  • Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar: Closed ()
  • Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar Nursery: Closed ()
  • Bun-Sgoil Shlèite: Closed ()
  • Cannich Bridge Primary: Closed ()
  • Cannich Bridge Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Caol Primary: Closed ()
  • Caol Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Carbost Primary: Closed ()
  • Carbost Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Carrbridge Primary: Closed ()
  • Carrbridge Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Castletown Primary: Closed ()
  • Castletown Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Cawdor Primary: Closed ()
  • Cawdor Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Central Primary: Closed ()
  • Central Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Charleston Academy: Closed ()
  • Coulhill Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Coulhill Primary Nursery: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Craighill Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Craighill Primary Nursery - EM: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Craighill Primary Nursery - GM: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Croy Primary: Closed ()
  • Croy Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Culbokie Primary: Closed ()
  • Culbokie Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Culloden Academy: Closed ()
  • Daviot Primary: Closed ()
  • Deshar Primary: Closed ()
  • Deshar Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Drummond School: Closed ()
  • Dunbeath Primary: Closed ()
  • Dunbeath Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Dunvegan Primary: Closed ()
  • Dunvegan Primary Nursery - GM: Closed ()
  • Edinbane Primary: Closed ()
  • Edinbane Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Farr High School: Closed ()
  • Farr Primary (Inv): Closed ()
  • Farr Primary (Suth): Closed ()
  • Farr Primary Nursery (Inv): Closed ()
  • Farr Primary Nursery (Suth): Closed ()
  • Fortrose Academy: Closed ()
  • Gairloch High School: Closed ()
  • Gairloch Primary: Closed ()
  • Gairloch Primary Nursery - EM: Closed ()
  • Gairloch Primary Nursery - GM: Closed ()
  • Gledfield Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Gledfield Primary Nursery: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Glen Urquhart High School: Closed ()
  • Glenelg Primary: Closed ()
  • Glenelg Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Glenurquhart Primary: Closed ()
  • Glenurquhart Primary Nursery - GM: Closed ()
  • Golspie Primary: Closed ()
  • Golspie Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Grantown Grammar School: Closed ()
  • Grantown Primary: Closed ()
  • Grantown Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Halkirk Primary: Closed ()
  • Hill of Fearn Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Hill of Fearn Primary Nursery: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Hilton Primary: Closed ()
  • Hilton Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Inverlochy Primary: Closed ()
  • Inverlochy Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Inverness High School: Closed ()
  • Inverness Royal Academy: Closed ()
  • Kilchoan Primary: Closed ()
  • Kilchoan Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Kilchuimen Academy: Closed ()
  • Kilchuimen Primary: Closed ()
  • Kilchuimen Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Kingussie High School: Closed ()
  • Kinmylies Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Kinmylies Primary Nursery: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Lairg Primary: Closed ()
  • Lairg Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Loch Duich Primary: Closed ()
  • Lochaline Primary: Closed ()
  • Lochaline Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Lundavra Primary: Closed ()
  • Lundavra Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Lybster Primary: Closed ()
  • Lybster Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Macdiarmid Primary: Closed ()
  • Macdiarmid Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Marybank Primary: Closed ()
  • Marybank Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Melvich Primary: Closed ()
  • Melvich Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Millbank Primary: Closed ()
  • Millbank Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Miller Academy Primary: Closed ()
  • Milton of Leys Primary: Closed ()
  • Milton of Leys Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Milton Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Ness Castle Primary: Closed ()
  • Ness Castle Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Newton Park Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • North Kessock Primary: Closed ()
  • North Kessock Primary Nursery: Closed (other)
  • Noss Primary: Closed ()
  • Noss Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Obsdale Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Obsdale Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Park Primary Nursery: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Park Primary School: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Poolewe Primary: Closed ()
  • Raasay Primary: Closed ()
  • Raasay Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Reay Primary: Closed ()
  • Rogart Primary: Closed ()
  • Rogart Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Rosebank Primary: Closed ()
  • Rosebank Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Rosehall Primary: Closed ()
  • South Lodge Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • South Lodge Primary Nursery: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • St Clement's School: Closed ()
  • St Columba's Roman Catholic Primary: Closed ()
  • Strathconon Primary: Closed ()
  • Strathdearn Primary: Closed ()
  • Strathdearn Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Stratherrick Primary: Closed ()
  • Stratherrick Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Strathgarve Primary: Closed ()
  • Strathgarve Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Strontian Primary: Closed ()
  • Strontian Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Tain Royal Academy: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Tarbat Old Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Tarbat Old Primary Nursery: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later ()
  • Thrumster Primary: Closed ()
  • Thrumster Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Tongue Primary: Closed ()
  • Tongue Primary Nursery: Closed ()
  • Ullapool High School: Partially closed - no school transport ()
  • Ullapool Primary: Closed ()
  • Ullapool Primary Nursery - EM: Closed ()
  • Ullapool Primary Nursery - GM: Closed ()
  • Watten Primary: Closed ()
  • Wick High School: Closed ()

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