Winter Safety

Information and Advice

Keep Safe – Keep well this winter! (1.1MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

(Winter Maintenance - Road Gritting)

Emergencies Can Happen (Ready Scotland) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Emergencies could happen at any time. Find out how to protect yourself, your home, your family and your business. Make plans and get information at Ready Scotland.

Check the Weather (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Met Office weather forecast.

Ready in the Car (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) 
For peace of mind always carry an emergency kit. Gather a few essential items and keep them in your car. Keep your mobile phone charged in case a roadside phone is not available. Items that should be in your emergency kit can be found by following the link above but also consider what could be important for you.

Winter Driving Advice
RoSPA Winter Driving Tips (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

NHS24 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Health Information and Self Care Advice for Scotland. nhs24.com provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland. (08454 242424)

Age Scotland Helpline (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Age Scotland operates the Age Scotland Helpline 0845 125 9732. This is a telephone helpline service for older people, ensuring that older people and their families or carers are provided with high quality, relevant information for their needs. It also gives appropriate signposting to other helplines and organizations.

Care Information Scotland (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Care Information Scotland is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for older people living in Scotland.

Protect Your Pipes (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Be prepared this winter heat, insulate and protect your home

About Seasonal Flu (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Winter Fire Safety Advice from the Highlands & Islands Fire & Rescue Service

Some Useful Numbers