Schools have been closed in Aberdeen and Fife due to flooding - here's when they could reopen

Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 9:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 10:47 am
Thunderstroms caused mass disruption across east and central Scotland (Shutterstock)

Several schools in Fife and Aberdeen have been forced to shut due to flooding problems on the day that pupils were set to return following lockdown.

Glenrothes and Lochgelly High School are among the centres of education affected, after torrential rain and thunderstorms caused widespread disruption across central and eastern Scotland.

Twenty-nine nurseries, primary schools and high schools across the two council areas have been unable to open due to health and safety issues.

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‘Not the day we hoped for’

Aberdeen city council said that staff were “currently dealing with the situation.”

A statement by the council read: “A number of schools have been impacted by the weather, which means some will have a delayed start later today, and some will have to close for today.

“School staff are currently dealing with the situation and are contacting parents/guardians via Groupcall."

Fife council meanwhile warned that other schools and nurseries may be partially closed due to the adverse conditions.

They added: “Not the day we'd hoped for - take care everyone.”

School closures in Fife

The following schools will not reopen in Fife on August 12:

Benarty Nursery (Building Problems)

Benarty Primary School (Building Problems)

Burntisland Nursery (Health and Safety)

Burntisland Primary School (Health and Safety)

Cardenden Nursery (Health and Safety)

Cardenden Primary School (Health and Safety)

Collydean Nursery (Building Problems)

Collydean Primary School (Building Problems)

Denend Nursery (Building Problems)

Denend Primary School and Nursery (Building Problems)

Fair Isle Primary School (Partial Closure)

Freuchie Nursery (Building Problems)

Glenrothes High School (Building Problems)

Kinghorn Nursery (Health and Safety)

Kinghorn Primary School (Health and Safety)

Kinglassie Primary School (Water Problems)

Lochgelly High School (Building Problems)

St Ninians Nursery (Building Problems)

St Ninians R C Primary School (Building Problems)

Torbain Nursery (Building Problems)

Torbain Primary School (Building Problems)

Torryburn Nursery (Power Problems)

Torryburn Primary School (Power Problems)

Valley Nursery (Health and Safety)

Valley Primary School (Health and Safety)

School closures in Aberdeen

Delayed opening:

Abbotswell School (Adverse weather)

Riverbank School (Severe weather)

Walker Road School (Severe weather)

Closed:

Fernielea School (Flooding)

Ferryhill School (Flooding)

Gilcomstoun School (Flooding)

Broomhill School (Flooding)

Harlaw Academy (Flooding)

Kittybrewster School (Building leak)

Milltimber School (Severe weather)

For the latest update on Aberdeen schools visit here

Wild weather causes disruption across Scotland

The closures came after heavy rain and thunderstorms caused travel disruption and flooding in several parts of the country.

Rail passengers and motorists were facing disruption due to the conditions on Wednesday morning with ScotRail tweeting that due to “extremely heavy rain” and flooding on the railway, services across the country will be delayed or cancelled.

In Fife, a landslide caused the closure of the A921 between Kinghorn and Burntisland.

Heavy flooding also affected Kirkcaldy, with cars parked at the town’s Victoria Hospital piled on top of each other after floating.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of thunderstorms for the eastern half of Scotland which is in force until midnight on Wednesday.

It warned that some places are likely to see “further severe thunderstorms”, but with “significant uncertainty in location and timing”.