Orkney Islands Council will be closing most schools and nurseries due to planned teacher strike action on Thursday, November 24.
The council has taken a case-by-case approach for each campus.
The Council’s Corporate Director of Education, Leisure and Housing, James Wylie said health and safety concerns triggered the closures. He also warned that the situation could still change.
Orkney becomes the latest council to announce school closures due to the strike action planned by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and the Association of Head Teachers and Deputes in Scotland (AHDS).
The unions have added two new strike days in 2023, on January 10 and 11.
Other councils including Highland, Western Isles and Argyll and Bute announced similar closures on Friday.
Aberdeenshire, Moray and Shetland Islands Councils announced widespread closures earlier in the week.
Here is how the teacher strike will impact each Orkney School:
Mr Wylie said parents should listen out for further changes next week.
“Parents who have children attending open establishments have been advised to ensure that they have a contingency plan in place just in-case the situation changes.
“We are aware that national negotiations involving the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), Scottish Government and Trade Unions are continuing, but to date a resolution has not been found.”