20th October 2018
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School closures

Homes and businesses in Brae lost power on Wednesday morning after this lightning strike at about 8am. Photo: Brian Gray

Homes and businesses in Brae lost power on Wednesday morning after this lightning strike at about 8am. Photo: Brian Gray

A string of schools are closed for the day due to power cuts following  lightning strikes.

Those closed  are as follows:

Brae High School; Whalsay Junior High School; Baltasound Junior High School; Burravoe Primary School; Lunnasting Primary School; Mossbank Primary School; North Roe Primary School; Urafirth Primary School.

The nursery department of Aith Junior High School is closed this morning but should be open later today for the afternoon nursery session.

UPDATE: Power supply has been restored at North Roe Primary School and it has reopened.

This video shows the strength of the storm:

2 comments

  1. Charles L. Gallagher

    Hi Brian,

    Where did you take picture of lightning strike from? Looks like somewhere in Sullom?

    Chas G

    Reply
  2. Hugh Jamieson

    I would have thought all the usual suspects on here who write all the usual conspiracy theories and drivel about how hard done to country communities are hit at the expense of the nasty Toonies – are not blaming the people of Lerwick for the bad weather that closed these country schools.

    Reply

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