A virus has swept through a Highland school affecting pupils and staff.
A suspected outbreak of norovirus struck both Ardersier primary and nursery.
Highland Council has decided to close the school today and tomorrow, to carry out a deep clean of the premises.
A total of 47 pupils and three members of staff have been affected by the outbreak.
A spokeswoman for Highland Council said: “We have been informed of a suspected outbreak of norovirus at Ardersier primary and nursery. The school will be undergoing a deep clean and the council will need to close the school on Thursday and Friday.
“We apologise for this inconvenience, but the health of pupils and staff is paramount.”
She added: “If any parent is concerned about their child, they should seek advice from their GP.”
Medical ward 7A at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness has been closed as a precaution after one patient tested positive for norovirus and another patient has symptoms.
Visitors are being asked to refrain from visiting the ward “unless absolutely necessary”.
The advice issued by a health board spokesman was: “If you or anyone you live with has had symptoms of diarrhoea and or vomiting please do not come into the hospital until you are clear for 48 hours.”
The spokesman said the situation on the ward would be reviewed daily.
Norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in this country.
Although it can be very unpleasant, normally people can look after themselves or their children at home.