A Highland school has been destroyed by a devastating blaze.
Around 200 children and pupils were evacuated from Park Primary in Invergordon as the fire ripped through the historic building.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 10.10am today.
Seven fire engines and an aerial appliance were sent to tackle the blaze, which was described as “well developed”.
The evacuated pupils and staff were taken to Invergordon Academy and parents were asked to collect their children from there.
There were no reports of any injuries and the council said everyone is accounted for and is safe and well.
Sad site ..Park Primary School Invergordon gutted today 24th feb 2020
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Highland Council said in a statement: “The extent of damage to the primary school building and the source of the fire is not yet confirmed.
“This appears to be an isolated incident and will be subject to a full fire investigation by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
“As the extent of the damage is not yet known, further details about potential temporary school accommodation will be issued to parents in due course.”
There are 186 children enrolled at the school.
Local councillor Maxine Smith, the Highland SNP Group leader, said: “It was a devastating sight to see.
“It is so very sad. Park has taught Invergordon children for decades, and it seems to have been wiped out.
“It looks totally destroyed.”
She added: “Highland Council and the Scottish Government must now make this their number one education commitment to replace the school.
“In the meantime the council will have to make temporary arrangements for teaching the town’s pupils.
“I will be pushing the council and the government to bring forward plans for a new school in the town as soon as possible.”