Dunnottar reopens on schedule

A Stonehaven primary school hit by the recent flooding managed to open in time for the start of the new term on Monday.

Dunnottar Primary School, which was badly damaged by the flooding, reopened after a huge effort to clean up and repair the damage.

The school was expected to close for at least two days at the start of term to allow the council to finish the deep clean operation, but thanks to the hard work of staff and contractors, the school was ready to open on the first day of term.

At the height of the flooding the school saw eight feet of water in the basement, damaging the main boiler. Other parts of the school were also hit, causing damage to carpets, floors and walls.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Director of Education, Maria Walker, said: “The great effort of everyone working in and around Dunnottar Primary School allowed it to open as normal at the start of term.

“This is an amazing turnaround and that is a great credit to all who have been working hard throughout the holidays to ensure the school can get back on its feet.”