Highlands & Islands

Kingussie High School shut after power loss

Kingussie High School has been closed after a loss of power, phone connections and heating at the site.

Firefighters were called at about 11:30 when smoke was seen coming from power boxes in an area sealed off while work is carried out on a £3.9m extension.

Highland Council said the school was closed for the rest of the week and a decision would be made on Sunday on whether to reopen on Monday.

Thursday's senior dance has been rescheduled for next Wednesday.

A council spokesman said: "The school will remain closed on Thursday and Friday as work continues to replace electricity wiring and reinstate power.

"We will assess the situation on Sunday to see if the school can reopen on Monday and will keep parents and pupils fully advised of the progress being made."

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