DOONFOOT Primary School was evacuated after threats over the phone.

The school was evacuated as a precaution however after sweeping the building, emergency services declared it safe.

Doonfoot was one of a number of schools across the country that were threatened.

Schools in North and South Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Dumfries and the Lothians.

Pupils down south also faced bomb threats earlier this week.

Douglas Hutchison, South Ayrshire Council’s Director – Educational Services, said: “Doonfoot Primary was one of a number of schools in Scotland to receive a threat via the telephone today.

“While there was no suggestion that this was a credible threat, the school was evacuated as a precaution and the children were taken to Greenan Shore where they were looked after by teachers and school staff.

“Colleagues from the emergency services completed a search of the school building and, as soon as it was declared safe, the children and staff returned to school.”