Winter weather roadshow

THE SCOTTISH Government’s ‘Ready for Winter?’ campaign will be visiting Arbroath later this month.

The initiative is showing the importance of being prepared for severe weather if you’re at home, on the move or in the workplace.

The roadshow will visit the town on Tuesday, November 20, and will be at the Morrisons store in Hume Street.

The campaign is being delivered in partnership with the British Red Cross and a range of public, private and voluntary sector partners.

It aims to provide free information and advice on how to prepare and cope with severe weather including, snow, ice, heavy rain and high-winds. 

The roadshow takes the form of a pop-up area, engaging with the public to help everyone be better prepared this winter.

The team will encourage the public to think about how they could be affected by severe weather this winter, to put in place simple plans and take some easy action that all together will help Scotland be more prepared. 

Scotland’s minister for transport and veterans, Keith Brown, who has responsibility for resilience issues, said: “One of the key drivers behind this year’s campaign is to encourage everyone in Scotland to start thinking about how severe weather could impact them at home, before setting out on journeys, in their communities, and at their place of work.

“I am delighted that again we are working closely with the British Red Cross to deliver the campaign. We are also working in partnership with Scottish local authorities and a wide range of other partners across the public, voluntary and private sectors.”