Home   News   Article

Buckie High School remains closed after storm damage


By Alan Beresford

Easier access to your trusted, local news. Have a look at our digital subscription packages!



THERE was an extended weekend in store for students and staff at BCHS when the gale ripped off a section of roof at the school.

Buckie Community High School was closed after a section of roof was ripped off by Storm Arwen. Picture: Becky Saunderson
Buckie Community High School was closed after a section of roof was ripped off by Storm Arwen. Picture: Becky Saunderson

The storm hit last Friday, bringing with it gusts if up to 100mph and leaving a widespread trail of destruction and power outages.

A spokesperson for Moray Council said: “Buckie High has experienced some damage to its roof due to high winds but it is not structural.

"The affected area has been cordoned off, and once the weather improves we will be able to assess the extent of the damage.”

At the time of going to print, the school remained closed with students resuming remote learning with an update due on when the school will reopen.

SSEN engineers spent the weekend battling against the elements to restore power to around 75,000 customers across the north-east. Customers can find out more information about or report power outages at https://www.ssen.co.uk or by phoning 105.


Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More