Schools in the North-east have been forced to close or transport affected after snow hit.
Westhill Academy – School Closed to Everyone ( 11.45 a.m. In light of the current road conditions, and the forecast, Westhill Academy is closing to pupils and staff at lunchtime today. Lunch is available for those that wish from the canteen. Bus pupils are being collected at 12.30. Rock Challenge rehearsals are cancelled. Advanced Higher Art Professional Learning event is cancelled. )
Bridge of Don Academy has been affected by disruption to school transport with no school buses from Central Coaches. Dyce Academy will start at a delayed time of 9.30am but is closed to pupils using school transport. Shuttle buses for pupils at the school who have classes at Bucksburn Academy will begin from the start of period two. Orchard Brae School in Bucksburn is also closed to pupils due to adverse weather.
Ballater, Banchory-Devenick, Barthol Chapel, Chapel of Garioch, Craigievar, Crathes, Crathie, Dunecht, Finzean, Keig, Logie Coldstone, Lairhillock, Lumphanan, Strathdon, Tarland and Towie schools have closed to everyone, with Aboyne Academy and Aboyne Primary only open to pupils who live in the town. Kinellar School has been closed to primary school pupils but remains open for those in nursery.
Aboyne, Banchory, Ellon, The Gordon Schools in Huntly, Inverurie, Kemnay, Mackie, Meldrum and Mearns and Portlethen academies have all been affected by disruption to school transport, with some services not running. Banchory Academy has delayed opening until 9.50am and Mearns Academy until 10am for Laurencekirk pupils. Portlethen Academy has advised parents not to drive their children to school at present as the area around the school is currently gridlocked.
Catterline school is open to pupils and staff who can safely travel in but no school transport is running. Portlethen School has delayed opening until 10am. There are also transport issues at Alford, Balmedie, Bervie, Daviot, Drumblade, Drumoak Echt, Durris, Easterfield, Echt, Gartly, Glenbervie, Insch, Kennethmont, Kinneff, Meldrum, Methlick, Midmar, Monquhitter, New Deer, Newtonhill, Pitmedden, Redmyre, Rothienorman, Skene, St Cyrus, Tarves and Uryside primaries.