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Adverse Weather Emergency Closure Procedure

During adverse weather, Aberdeenshire Council’s telephone information service can be used to keep you informed.

Note: this is a 0370 service and charges are slightly higher than normal.  However, there is no queuing and an adverse weather call should last less than 1 minute.

How to use the Telephone service:

Dial – 0370 054 4999

Now enter your own school’s pin number 02 16 20. Nursery parents should enter the Carronhill Pin No.:- 02 14 30.  You have two attempts to enter the pin number and you will be disconnected after a second failed attempt.

You will now hear the school’s name. Ensure that this is correct before going on.

You will now be taken to the main menu where you will be given options:

Press 1 to hear your school’s message about the adverse weather for example whether or not the school is to close or if transport arrangements have been affected.

Please use the website and local radio stations in addition to the information line. The information line alone cannot cope if the majority of schools are closed at the same time.

Please do not leave your phone on redial if you can’t get through to the information service as this only makes the line busier.

School Information Service                                        TEL No. 0370 054 4999

Dunnottar School Pin No.                                           02 16 20

Carronhill School Pin No. (for nursery parents)         02 14 30

 Other useful information

ABERDEENSHIRE ADVERSE WEATHER WEBSITE http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/closures TWITTER http://twitter.com/aberdeenshire

DUNNOTTAR TWITTER http://twitter.com/DunnottarSchool

Northsound 1 FM 96.9                                                            Tel 01224 337000

Northsound 2 MW 1035 KHz

BBC Radio Scotland FM 92.4-94.7 MW 810 KHz

Original FM 106                                                                      Tel 01224 293800

Public Transport Unit (9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.)                       Tel 01224 665194

Stonehaven Education Office (9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.)          Tel 01569 766960

Bus Company Contacts

A&I                                                                                          Tel 01569 764333