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Weather / Most schools open but North Roe and Ollaberry closed

Baltasound Junior High School will close at 1.30pm while Brae High School is also closing early

SCHOOLS and school transport in the north of Shetland continue to be affected by the current weather conditions, Shetland Islands Council confirmed this morning.

The primary schools in North Roe and Ollaberry are closed today (Monday).

Brae High School has just announced that they are organising for all pupils in Northmavine to return home early, as roads are filling with snow again.

“School transport will be provided for pupils who came by school transport this morning. We will let you know on here when your child’s transport has departed. If your route did not run this morning and you drove you child to school please come and collect them as soon as possible,” a message on the school’s Facebook page reads.

All the other schools in the north are affected as follows:

  • In Unst, for Baltasound Junior High School, there will be school transport with some adjustments to pick ups arranged by the operator. The school will close at 1.30 due to the poor road conditions in Unst as well as the weather forecast;
  • In Yell, for Mid Yell Junior High School, school transport from West Yell, Ulsta and Burravoe is operating as normal. Pupils from Herra/Efstigarth pupils are asked to meet the bus at the main road;
  •  In the North Mainland, for Brae High School, all school transport is operating as normal but there is no transport from North Roe or Ollaberry;
  • For Lunnasting Primary School, school transport from Herra/Levaneap and Sweening is operating as normal but Laxo/Flugarth is operating on the main road only. There is no school transport from Skelberry;
  • School transport operators for pupils at Urafirth Primary School will keep in touch with the headteacher who will advise parents.

The council said that all other schools and early years settings are open, with school transport operating as normal.

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Meanwhile, the Bressay ferry is currently suspended due to wind conditions in Lerwick harbour, and is set to resume at 2pm.

As a consequence there is currently no school transport for Bressay pupils to Bells Brae Primary School and Anderson High School.

Some bus services in the north are also suspended. A detailed list can be found at the top of the Shetland News website at Transport Notifications here

There is a yellow Met Office weather warning for snow and ice in place for Shetland and the west of Scotland until Tuesday 11am.

Our weather pages can be found here.

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