PARENTS from an island primary school are urging the Scottish Government to help resolve flooding issues.

Elgar Finlay, chairman of the parent council at Dunvegan Primary School, on Skye, said families had reached “crisis point” with water pouring into a basement.

In a letter to John Swinney, the Education Secretary, Mr Finlay said: “It is only a matter of time before this school causes serious health issues.

“I have no idea if these walls remains safe or if the school could collapse. Parents and the wider community are justifiably enraged.”

Mr Finlay raised other concerns including lack of security, pupils crossing a road to use the toilet and holes in walls.

He added: “If we can find money for tourism infrastructure and airports surely we can address the emergency situation facing our children?”

A council spokeswoman said groundwater had entered a disused basement, but pupils were not affected.

She said: “The water will be pumped out and the area will be dried. Arrangements will be made to permanently fill the disused basement.”

The Scottish Government urged the council to make the necessary repairs.

A spokesman said: “We would encourage Highland Council to urgently address the concerns and make any required repairs immediately.”

Meanwhile, a £28m superschool in Dumfries is likely to remain closed to pupils until the new year.

Dumfries and Galloway Council closed the North West Community Campus last month when a pupil was hit by a falling smart board.

An independent inspection of the premises the uncovered around 1,200 potential issues.