As part of Resilience Week people across Scotland are being encouraged to think about their readiness for a range of emergencies – from severe weather to travel disruption, from keeping warm to keeping safe online.
Bernard Higgins, Assistant Chief Constable for Operational Support at Police Scotland, said:
“Police Scotland often co-ordinates the response to emergencies, but that response is delivered in partnership with other emergency services, wider Civil Contingency Partners, the voluntary sector and importantly, Community Resilience Groups and the wider public.
“During Resilience Week we will be supporting the campaign with events and messages as the week develops. We look forward to engaging and informing the public on this important topic.”
John Swinney Deputy First Minister in the Scottish Government said:
“I would urge everyone to take just a few minutes this week to think about how prepared they are for the unexpected. Every one of us has the power and ability to make a real difference right now both for ourselves and for others.”
“Take a moment to think about your home, your families, your neighbours, your friends, and about anybody you know who may be particularly vulnerable. Think about what would be useful to have in an emergency, and what simple steps you could take now to get ready and keep safe.”