Ovenight on 20/21 st of Jan a fire broke out at the Stramash Fort William site and our beautiful hand built ‘castles’ (wooden yurts) have been burnt to the ground. Thanks to the wonderful work of the Scottish Fire and Rescue service, the blaze was contained and the fire extinguished.
We are closed today (Monday 21st Jan 19) to ensure that the area is secure, completing risk assessments and putting together considered arrangements for temporary welfare shelter for the children outdoors.
The care of our children is paramount. We are reviewing each child’s care plan and have strategies in place for their care over this temporary welfare period. The Care Inspectorate remain fully informed in regards to our high quality care provision and we will continue to update them on developments.
Whilst this is a shock to us all and a bitter disappointment after the work and care that has gone into these buildings, we are so grateful for the support and many offers of help from our community of parents and friends.
Stramash Fort William is open for business and determined to build an even better nursery space for our children.
On Saturday 26th Jan we will be holding a working party for locals who want to come and help with the clean up operation. Arrive from 10am, we’ll stand you at least a brew and our eternal gratitude.