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Highland Council confirms closure of Gairloch Primary School and Gairloch High School due to 'bad weather', amid ongoing Met Office weather warning in parts of Ross-shire; Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services between Ullapool and Stornoway also affected; CalMac advises passengers on Wester Ross to Lewis service to stay abreast of updates

By Philip Murray

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Highland Council news.
Highland Council news.

MORE than 200 Wester Ross school pupils and nursery children are affected by school closures this morning - amid an ongoing yellow weather warning for heavy rain and blustery winds.

Gairloch’s secondary and primary schools, and associated nursery, will be closed today due to “bad weather”, Highland Council has confirmed.

No other schools have been affected in Ross-shire.

The Met Office’s weather warning for heavy rain and strong gusts will remain in force until 3pm this afternoon.

Elsewhere, the 10.30am Ullapool to Stornoway ferry this morning has been cancelled, with CalMac warning that Wednesday’s sailings also have the potential to be disrupted - although no decision has yet been taken.

Advising passengers to check the website for the latest updates, a spokesman said: “Due to forecast adverse weather all sailings are liable to disruption or cancellation at short notice.”

Visit the CalMac website for the latest ferry service updates.

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