Schools close due to adverse weather

Several schools in the region have been closed again today due to poor conditions on surrounding roads and pavements.

Wigtown, Kirkcowan, Minnigaff, St Ninian’s and Penninghame Schools have all closed their doors, some for a second day, after severe snowfall rendered access routes unsafe.

Icy conditions overnight compounded the situation and head teachers took the decision to close on safety grounds.

All are set for reopening on Monday as usual.