South Scotland

Stranraer Academy shut by flooding

One of the largest secondary schools in the south of Scotland has been closed due to flooding.

More than 1,000 pupils have been sent home from Stranraer Academy after heavy rain hit the area.

The students only returned to school on Monday following their two-week October holidays.

Dumfries and Galloway Council's website said there was "severe flooding" in the main corridors but added the site was scheduled to reopen on Wednesday.

A statement from the authority said a full investigation would be carried out to prevent any repeat of the incident.

It said there had been a "significant storm" throughout the region on Monday night.

"There were high winds and a large volume of rain fell in a relatively short period of time," it added.

"As a result sand and silt washed off the roof surface at Stranraer Academy which clogged a drainage outlet.

"Consequently the gutter backed up with water which leaked through the ceiling."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites