Sad to report that there has been a fire at Oldmeldrum Primary School. Reports from The Fire and Rescue Service suggest that there are no suspicious circumstances but a full investigation would be needed to determine the cause of the blaze.
As a local councillor who represents Meldrum, Paul Johnston said:
“All fires such as this are a blow to Aberdeenshire’s Education Service. That extra cost and disruption is significant.
” Huge thanks should go to the fire service for containing the blaze quickly despite the weather conditions and the early morning timing. Their efforts appear to have saved significant further damage containing it to one wing of the building.”
“Despite the apparent damage Aberdeenshire has a good reputation in coping with recovery of fires and damage to schools. As a councillor I will be looking to the Education service to ensure as little disruption as possible to children’s education.”
” I will try to ensure that Aberdeenshire Council keep parents and local people informed of progress towards recovery. The council will issue regular information to parents via school mailings and the council’s website but you can also follow Aberdeenshire Council on Facebook or Twitter for updates”