An Aberdeenshire school has closed early for the holidays after pupils and staff were hit by a flu-like virus.
Carronhill School in Stonehaven is now shut, with 11 of the 35 pupils ill. A further 10 of the 27 staff have also been struck down.
It will remain closed until after the Christmas holidays, opening again on January 8.
A spokeswoman for the council last night said: “In consultation with public health and Aberdeenshire authority we have been advised to close Carronhill School due to an outbreak of flu-like symptoms that is affecting an increasing number of pupils and staff.
“We will re-open on Monday, January 8 2018 as scheduled.”
Carronhill School is a special needs school in Stonehaven which caters for children ageing between 5 and 18 years with a variety of additional and complex needs.
The school covers the whole of South Aberdeenshire and currently has children from Portlethen, Ballater, Westhill, Markirk, Laurencekirk, St Cyrus as well as Stonehaven.