Pupils at Plockton High School are to be pulled from classes early next Tuesday as works on the nearby Stromeferry bypass continue to cause disruption.
Works on the A890 road between Attadale and Kyle of Lochalsh have caused concerns locally with many calling for the suspension of train services at Strathcarron to allow full access on the road-to-rail diversion to road traffic.
In a statement released on Facebook, Plockton High School said: “With reference to transport on Tuesday 2nd October, the following has been agreed with the Transport Department:
“The children from Lochcarron and Kishorn will get the 1359hrs train from Plockton with DMK Motors transporting the children home from the station.
“I can confirm that the cost of the train fare will be met by the Highland Council.
“I would like to thank Mike Cooper and Linda MacQueen of the Transport Department for all of their work in trying to minimise the disruption and inconvenience caused by this current situation.”
Poor signage and a lack of communication have also been highlighted by locals as contributing factors to the severe disruption many have experienced over the past week.
Robert MacInnes, who has been proactive in gathering locals concerns, said: “I think it is the best option to get the kids home as soon as possible.
“Of course it will slightly impact on their education as they will miss around two periods but a lot of parents agree getting their kids home safely with direct transport is better than having them being held up for hours on the bypass.”