South Scotland

Heating failures shut Shawhead and Crossmichael schools

Crossmichael Primary Image copyright Google
Image caption Pupils have been sent home from Crossmichael Primary due to a heating failure

Two rural primary schools have been shut in south west Scotland due to power failures.

Pupils at Crossmichael and Shawhead were sent home as temperatures dropped across the region.

About 100 children were affected by the closures at the two Dumfries and Galloway schools.

Both sites were expected to reopen as normal on Monday after the emergency closures on Friday.

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