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.
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
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
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