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Ready for winter?

30 October 2012
The 'Ready for Winter?' campaign aims to encourage people, communities and businesses to take "simple but sensible steps" in readiness for tough weather conditions.  The move follows two successive severe winters in Scotland.
 
 
Prolonged heavy snow and a big freeze shut down major roads, airports and schools across the country.ReadyforWinter
 
The campaign is being delivered in partnership with the British Red Cross.
 
Ready Scotland roadshows are visting communities throughout Scotland offering information and advice about preparing for severe weather.  Click here  to find out when they will be visiting your area.
 
You can also read hints and tips about preparing for winter HERE
 
For those with smartphones, Ready Scotland have launched an app to give you instant access to information, advice and essential contact details for a wide range of emergency situations offline. The app is free to dowload.  Click here to find out more
 
Finally, you can follow Ready Scotland online at: http://www.readyscotland.org/.  Information is available on preparing for winter and for other emergencies.
 
You can also follow Ready Scotland on facebook and twitter

SIMPLE STEPS

  • Plan appropriately, agree emergency contacts and make necessary arrangements
  • Make homes more energy efficient - protect pipes, be aware of how to turn off water and power
  • Have plenty of food and any medicine needed
  • Prepare car - keep it well maintained and carry an emergency kit in the boot
  • Check road and weather conditions before travelling
  • Know how to keep safe, how to get up-to-date information, and how to help those less able
 
 
 

 

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