A sair fecht on the Lecht;Jotter;News amp; Opinion

17th December 1999 at 00:00
YOU have to know your way about the highways and byways when you start closing schools.

Moray Council's fraught efforts in this regard earned them the usual berating when its hapless officials and councillors went out and about. The general tenor of the two-way discussion was, as always, that the local authority was off its head at best and malevolent at worst.

But school closures are not just an educational matter. "The strong winds in our area cause extra havoc in winter by blowing lying snow across the roads as quickly as they're cleared," parents of Edinvillie primary responded. Not only that, the bus carrying the kids to their new school at Aberlour will use the junction with the A95 Aberlour-Grantown road where there is "a serious accident waiting to happen," according to the parents.

Impressively in command of the detail, the council replied: "Between approximately 7 and 7.30 (morning and evening) the Moray Council gritters will travel from the A95 at Rinnachat following the C17H via Airngarrow and the primary school to Edinvillie and then return to the A95 at Kinermony using the C59H and the U103H Ruthrie road." Remember, you read it here first.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now