SCOTS school pupils have been evacuated from their bus after it caught fire on the way to school. 

Three fire engines went to the scene on the A90 near Errol when the alarm was raised at 8.19am on Thursday.

The pupils and driver on the double-decker bus, which was on its way to Perth High School, left the vehicle safely and were taken to school on a replacement vehicle.

No-one was injured during the incident.

The road was closed for several hours as emergency services dealt with the blaze. The northbound carriageway had reopened by about 11.30am.

A Perth and Kinross Council spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that one of the school buses heading to Perth High School was involved in an incident on the A90 this morning.

“All pupils and the driver were safely evacuated from the bus to a safe place and we can confirm there are no injuries.

“A replacement bus was organised and the pupils have been transported to the school.”