Burst pipe closes Inverness High School

Inverness High School

Over 500 pupils at Inverness High School had an unexpected day off yesterday because of the weather – despite hardly any snow on the ground in the Highland capital.

The thaw which followed last week’s sub-zero temperatures resulted in a boiler room pipe bursting, leaving the school without heating.

The school should reopen today but parents, carers and pupils are asked to check the school closures website from 7am for up-to-the-minute information.

Inverness High was one of three schools closed yesterday in the Highland Council area as a result of the weather, due to issues with water, heating or power – the others being Golspie Primary and Nursery and Plockton High.

No schools in Moray were shut.

A yellow weather warning remains in place until later today for snow and ice across areas of the Highlands.

The B9176 Struie Hill road in Sutherland remained closed yesterday, while the A837 Rosehall to Ledmore Junction road reopened, through it was described as “passable with care”.

Treatment was ongoing throughout the rest of the region, particularly in Ross and Cromarty, where there was two to four inches of fresh snow on higher routes.