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Council arranging key worker childcare

Highland Council says work is ongoing to make arrangements to provide childcare to key workers, such as health service employees.

Like the rest of Scotland, all schools in the Highland area are closed.

Schools have been in touch with parents about arrangements to provide lessons via online "classrooms" and school blogs.

The council said it was preparing for the need to teach and care for key workers.

A spokesman said: "We have been seeking key workers to register over the weekend and details will be publicised shortly.”

Schools closed to thousands of Highlands pupils

More than 3,600 children are not at nursery or school across the Highlands.

Nurseries, primaries and secondary schools have been completely or partially closed due to staff absences or public health concerns.

Schools affected include Dingwall and Fortrose academies and Charleston Academy and Inverness Royal Academy in Inverness.

Ten primary schools, two special schools and 13 nurseries have also been affected by closures.

Severe disruption: A835 Highland both ways

BBC News Travel

A835 Highland both ways severe disruption, at A832.

A835 Highland - A835 in Wester Moy closed at the A832 junction, because of flooding.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Global Energy Stadium

Amy MacBeath

BBC Sport Scotland

Ross County's Scottish Premiership game at Livingston on Saturday goes ahead after a "marked improvement" in the Dingwall club's norovirus outbreak.

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