How prepared are you for the coming winter?
It’s only four years since Scotland experienced severe winter
weather, with record low temperatures and snowfall. For many there
are vivid memories of the widespread disruption to travel, burst
pipes and damage to homes and businesses all over Scotland.
An average winter is likely to include cold snaps and
snowfalls, ice, storms, high winds, heavy rain and fog, so the
Scottish Government has published information to help you and your
family get prepared early.
Ready Scotland’s website contains practical advice and
simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, your
community and your business from the worst effects of poor
The Scottish Government also wants to hear from
members of the public who have any experiences to share with others
about how to deal with winter weather. You can send an email to
to pass on your top tips for coping with winter weather to others
who need help.
Dunbartonshire Council and other local authorities take
considerable steps to maintain public services and keep roads
clear, whatever the weather. But the key to being properly prepared
is what you can do, in your own home, and with your neighbours, to
minimise the effects of winter weather where you live and work. So
don’t get caught out this winter.
today and start getting ready for winter.