School opening delayed
The opening of a new Aberdeenshire school has been delayed.
Hillside School in Portlethen was due to welcome pupils on March 27 but vital safety and security checks have yet to be carried out on the building.
It means classes will not start until after the Easter holidays.
Parents were sent a letter from Aberdeenshire Council confirming the new school wouldn’t open as planned and the new primary school and nursery will instead open on Tuesday, April 18. Aberdeenshire schools close for Easter holidays on Friday, March 31, reopening on Tuesday, April 18. However, the existing school will close on Thursday, March 30, to give staff a day to set up the new classrooms.
The letter, from Craig Clement the local authority’s head of resources and performance, said: “I appreciate that families may not be able to make childcare arrangements for the 31st and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”