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School closures across Scotland

Snow in the Borders

Councils have been reviewing the weather situation after hundreds of schools were forced to close across Scotland last week.

Here is the latest information on the schools which are expected to open in your area.

Linlithgow Palace (Pic by Catherine Rowley-Williams)

Balerno High School will re-open to S2 to S6 and community users on Monday with S1 pupils expected to return on Thursday. Buckstone Primary reopened on Monday to all pupils, but the nursery remains closed. Flora Stevenson's nursery is also closed. All other schools are expected to be fully open, but any updates late on Sunday or early on Monday morning will be posted on the the city council's blog.

Fife Council said all schools were expected to be open. Parents have been urged to sign up for text and e-mail alerts using Fifedirect web page.

All East Lothian schools reopened on Friday, but Humbie Primary will be closed on Monday due to water mains problems. The village community hall will be used instead. After Monday, there are plans to relocate staff and pupils to Saltoun Primary School. There will be no nursery provision on Monday.

All Midlothian schools reopened on Thursday and will be open on Monday. Pupils, parents, carers and staff were advised to be careful when walking to school.

All West Lothian schools do not open until Monday, when their Christmas holidays end. All will be open, however, Donaldson's School for the Deaf in Linlithgow will not reopen until Tuesday, weather permitting.

Deer on a farm road in Cumbernauld (Pic by Jim McFadden)

In Glasgow, Cuthbertson Primary School; St Fillan's Primary School; Carmyle Primary Shool Nursery Class; Craigbank Nursery; Langa Street Nursery; Lyoncross Nursery and St Fillan's Primary School Nursery Class are all closed.

Glasgow City Council said further updates would be posted on its website.

North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire both expect all schools to be open on Monday, with the exception of Wallacetown Nursery.

North Lanarkshire said all schools had opened and South Lanarkshire opened every school except Bankhead Primary in Rutherglen which was closed due to continuing heating problems.

The children's library in Hamilton Town House was closed due to flooding but books can be returned to the main library.

All schools and nurseries are open in East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.

Argyll and Bute Council said the following would be closed: Dervaig Primary, Kilchrenan Primary and Salen Primary School Pre-5 Unit, however, the primary school itself is open. Lismore Primary School will open at 1330 GMT on Monday.

Renfrewshire Council said Ralston Nursery would be closed on Monday.

East Ayrshire Council said Witchhill School in Kilmarnock and Newmilns Community Nursery were closed on Monday.

So far there are no details of any closures in East Renfrewshire or Inverclyde.

The B851 road through Farr, Inverness, with dogs in foreground (Pic by Heather Forbes)

Monday is the first day of Highland Council's school term following the festive break, however, several schools will not open.

Primary schools not opening - Aviemore, Badcaul, Ballachulish, Bualnaluib, Carrbridge, Cawdor, Deshar, Dingwall, Grantown, Gledfield, Inverasdale, Lochcarron, Lochinver, Newmore, Roybridge, Smithton, South Lodge, Teanassie, Tongue and Ullapool - as well as St Clement's Special School.

Grantown Grammar, Gairloch, Kingussie and Ullapool secondary schools are also closed, while Culloden Academy in Inverness is only open to 4th to 6th year pupils. Tomnacross Primary's nursery will not reopen until Tuesday due to a burst pipe.

Thurso High School has been opened to town pupils and staff.

Farr Primary and Foyers Primary were also to remain closed. Gergask Nursery was expected to reopen on Tuesday instead of Monday due to a burst pipe.

Contractors have been hired to clear access to schools in the region.

In the Western Isles, Barvas, Eoligarry, Tolsta and Castlebay primaries are all closed as well as Castlebay High school, the Nicolson Institute and Stornoway Primary's nursery.

A sledging race at Duthie Park in Aberdeen (Pic by John Stewart)

Aberdeen City Council said every school is back up and running on Monday.

In Aberdeenshire, a handful of schools remained completely shut to pupils

They were: Bracoden, Clatt, Drumblade, Easterfield, Fisherford, Fordyce, Gartly, Glass, Gordon Primary, Kennethmont, Ordiquhill and Rhynie.

At about 100 other schools, transport remains an issue - but parents are being told if they can get their children to class safely then to do so.

They have been advised to check the full details on the council's school closures website .

There were 13 schools closed in Moray.

All schools in Orkney are open, and one - Foula - was closed on Shetland.

A game of ice hockey in Lochmaben (Pic by Ruth Delaney)

All schools in the Borders will be open, with the exception of eight primaries and nurseries.

These are Broughton, Ettrick, Heriot, Roberton and Yarrow primaries, along with Burnfood, Hobkirk and Reston nurseries.

Parents of children at Ettrick and Yarrow Primary Schools were asked to take their children to Kirkhope Primary if it is safe to do so.

Likewise, parents of children at Heriot Primary School can take their children to Fountainhall Primary School.

In Dumfries and Galloway, the majority of schools went back on Friday. Of 16 schools closed on Friday, all are expected to reopen with the exception of Palnackie Primary, which should open on Tuesday.

Closures are being listed on the council's website .

A snow covered Stirling from the top of the Wallace Monument (Pic by Sabrina Morris)

All schools should be opening as normal in Perth and Kinross, Falkirk, Dundee and Angus.

Clackmannanshire Council said Sauchie Nursery would temporarily relocate to Fairfield School, Pompee Road, Sauchie, from Monday. All other schools will be open.

Stirling Council said Newton Primary School was closed because of a burst pipe. Fallin Primary also has problems with a burst pipe, but will be open as normal. All other schools are open.

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