Schools closed due to snow
Several schools on the Westside will be closed today because of the overnight snowfall.
There will be no lessons at Aith junior high, or Skeld, Sandness and Happyhansel primary schools, after the respective head teachers decided it was unsafe to open them.
Shona Thompson, executive manager in the schools’ department, said there had been concern over the safety of side roads. She added that gritters would be out treating ‘priority three’ routes this morning.
Update: 7.20am Dunrossness school has been added to the closure list.