In the Highlands, Inverness’ Smithton Primary School has closed on Tuesday
because of multiple staff absences. The school said there were no known or
suspected case of Covid-19 and hopes to reopen later in the week.
Scotland’s mobile cinema, the Screen Machine, has suspended
screenings until it is “safe and appropriate” to resume touring.
Dounreay nuclear power site near Thurso has asked anyone who
suspects they have the virus, or are over 70 years old, or pregnant or have
concerns about underlying health conditions not to attend the site. Homeworking
has been encouraged for employees who can do so.
And the Royal Navy has said planning for major military exercise Joint
Warrior, which largely takes place around Scotland and due to start next week, was “ongoing”.
The navy could not confirm at this stage nations and units taking
part. A spokeswoman said: “We are monitoring the situation with coronavirus
carefully and will take health advice into consideration during planning."
Severe disruption: A9 Highland both ways
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A9 Highland both ways severe disruption, between A836 and A949.
A9 Highland - Strong winds on A9 Dornoch Bridge in Clashmore between the A836 junction and the A949 junction.
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Loganair has announced it will introduce up to three daily services between Birmingham and Aberdeen, along with a daily service to Inverness, from 16 March.
Eastern Airways will offer flights between Aberdeen and Birmingham from next week.
Birmingham Airport's chief executive thanked the carriers and said talks were continuing with others.
It demonstrates that airlines realise the strong Midlands market and we look forward to welcoming these new carriers to Birmingham in the coming weeks. We would reassure customers that we are continuing talks with other airlines to backfill the remaining Flybe capacity