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Burst pipe causes major damage to Highland school

Posted On: 1 Jun 2020   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

A Highland school being used for key workers' children was closed after a burst water pipe caused major damage to the building.
Highland Council staff discovered the problem at Lochaber High School at the weekend and were able to open alternative premises in St Columba's Joint Campus in Caol, at the slightly later time of 10.30am.
The authority was unable to reveal the extent of the damage, but said work is continuing to make safe the affected areas and allow a full assessment of the repairs needed.
In the meantime, Lochaber High head teacher Scott Steele and his senior management team have moved to office space in Fort William.
Councillor John Finlayson, chairman of the council's education committee, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved for their quick work to set up alternative arrangements so efficiently, working over the weekend to ensure that disruption to key workers and their children has been kept to a minimum.
“All of the families affected were informed over the weekend and I am sure staff...

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