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Get ready for winter

ready for winter logoHow 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 weather.

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 ReadyScotland@scotland.gsi.gov.uk. to pass on your top tips for coping with winter weather to others who need help.


ready for winter logo, cartoon house, dog, carEast 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.

Visit http://www.readyscotland.org/ today and start getting ready for winter.


East Dunbartonshire Council will hold two roadshows where officers will give practical advice on how to be safe in your home, when out in your car and how to prepare for the winter. The Council is also being supported by its partner agencies – Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue and the NHS.

The roadshows will be held at:

  • The Fraser Centre, Milngavie on Friday 31 October, from 10am till 1pm
  • The Hub, Kirkintilloch on Thursday 6 November, from 10am till 2pm

Councillor Geekie added: “We are keen to make sure that everyone is as prepared as possible, and we will be supporting the Scottish Government’s national campaign by making local information and advice available online and in public buildings such as libraries and leisure centres.

“We hope people come along to our roadshows. There will be a whole host of useful information and you’ll be able to speak directly to the experts and get advice that’s right for you.”

The ‘Ready for Winter’ campaign is a national initiative led by the Scottish Government, supported locally by partner organisations across Scotland. Its aim is to ensure that Scotland is better prepared for severe or prolonged winter weather this year, by providing information and advice for individuals, businesses and communities.


Last Reviewed: 27/10/2014

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