Highlands & Islands

Concern over asbestos shuts Inverness Royal Academy

A school in the Highlands has been shut temporarily following concerns about a water leak in part of the building where there is asbestos.

Inverness Royal Academy staff said the closure at 14:30 was a precaution and they hoped to be able to update pupils and parents on Monday.

Highland Council said it had been planning to remove the asbestos.

A spokeswoman said work to make the corridor on the upper floor safe would be done over the weekend.

She said the asbestos would be removed during the October holidays.

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