Parents have hit out at a local council after initially saying a high school would be closed on Wednesday – before changing their mind late last night.
Carnoustie High had an issue with its gas supply and Angus Council took the decision to close the school around 5pm yesterday.
The local authority wanted to “notify parents at an early stage” so they could “make alternative arrangements” for their kids.
However, they announced that contractors had solved the issue and that pupils should turn up to class as normal in a message sent out at 11.20pm!
A statement from the council read: “Carnoustie High School update at 11.22pm – Work tonight has resolved the gas supply issue and we’re pleased to report that Carnoustie High School WILL be open tomorrow.
“Apologies for the lateness of the hour and any inconvenience.”
The timing of the announcement did not go down with some parents who hit out on social media.
Eddie Dougan described situation as “atrocious”, adding: “You’re told your children are off then wake up to luckily see a post when you get up for work seeing that you changed your decision at 11.22pm.”
Fiona Laing said: “What about those who won’t get the announcement but will miss school and their exam assignments tomorrow?”
While one pupil hit out: “This is a joke. You should not be telling us we are off school and then telling us at half past 11 that we are going to school the next day.”