Adverse Weather

For full guidance for adverse weather, please view/download the following document:

Adverse Weather Guidance 2020

If the school is closing early for any reason including adverse weather, we will endeavour to make contact with all parents via telephone.

We will also post the announcement on our Facebook  (  and Twitter (

At all other times (i.e. before school opens), parents should check the Highland Council Schools Messaging Service, the Highland Council Website – School Closures and/or our Facebook or Twitter pages which we will update as soon as we possibly can.

Staff will not be contacting parents from their homes.

The school’s messaging service number and pin is as follows for all NWS Schools:   0800 564 2272     PIN Number   04 1130

Full guidance can be found in the Adverse Weather Guidance document.

Important: Schools Closed

Message from Graeme Smart, Head Teacher:

As you will be aware the First Minister announced today that all Scottish schools will close from Friday 20 March. We are currently planning the provision of education via chromebooks and other devices and will provide as much information as possible over the next few days. The situation is changing almost by the hour at present but we will do everything we can to continue our pupil’s education and to keep you and the whole school community informed of any developments. I would urge all pupils where at all possible to come to school for the rest of this week to ensure that we are all as prepared as possible for what may well be a long term period of closure.

Screen Machine – Kinlochbervie and Durness this Week

The Screen Machine will be in Kinlochbervie on Monday/Tuesday and in Durness on Wednesday/Thursday. If you wish to learn more about the films on offer, please visit their website at:

Monday 16 March 
Little Women 5.30 pm
1917 15 8.30 pm
Tuesday 17 March
Dolittle PG 5.30 pm
Star Wars:  The Rise of Skywalker 12A 8.30 pm
Wednesday 18 March
Little Women 5.30 pm
1917 15 8.30 pm
Thursday 19 March 
Dolittle PG 5.30 pm
Parasite 15 8.30 pm

Adverse Winter Weather

All 4 schools in the ASG will now use one telephone number and one PIN.

If you wish to find out whether the school will be closed or opening later, please call:

0800 564 2272

Then enter the following PIN

04 1130

As the message might be different for each school, please listen to the whole message before hanging up.