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School reopens after sickness bug struck down more than 50 pupils

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A Highland primary school reopened yesterday after a sickness bug struck down 54 pupils and a number of staff.

Tarradale Primary, in Muir of Ord, underwent a deep clean over the weekend after a quarter of the school roll was affected by the vomiting and diarrhoea bug.

It is the second time in just under a month a school in the Highlands was closed because of sickness spreading through pupils and staff, with Kinmylies in Inverness also undergoing a deep clean.

Parents and local politicians said the decision by education chiefs was the right thing to do, especially just before Christmas.

Last night a Highland Council spokeswoman confirmed that the school had reopened yesterday.

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