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Winter Safety

Information and Advice

Keep Safe – Keep well this winter! (PDF, 4M)

Be Ready for Severe Weather
Make Time for Winter - your guide to driving in severe weather.

Emergencies Can Happen (Ready Scotland)
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.

Prepare for Winter (Ready Scotland)
Get ready for winter at home.

Check the Weather
Met Offfice weather forecast.

Home Energy Scotland Hotline
The best way to find out about offers or discounts is to call the Home Energy Scotland Hotline free on 0800 512 012.

Health Information and Self Care Advice for Scotland. provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland. (08454 242424)

Age Scotland Helpline
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
Care Information Scotland is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for older people living in Scotland.

Emergency Kit
Packing a small emergency kit and keeping it in a safe place at home will stand you in good stead in a wide range of emergency situations.

Ready in the Car
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.

Protect Your Pipes
Be prepared this winter heat, insulate and protect your home


Seasonal Flu Campaign Begins
About Seasonal Flu

Winter Driving Advice
RoSPA Winter Driving Tips

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

Useful Numbers

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