Ready for winter

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News: Scotland braced for severe winds 4 December 2013

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Getting ready for winter

Ready for Winter logoAre you ready for winter? This section features extra advice on preparing for and dealing with the effects of severe winter weather.

Winter maintenance vehicles More winter resources

Before setting out, check Police, Local Authority and transport operators' websites and helplines to access the latest news on road closures and delays.

Traffic Scotland provide up to date information on Scotland's motorway and trunk road network, while information for local roads is provided by the relevant Local Authority.


'Take an hour' to get ready for winter

Ready Scotland

Ready ScotlandLaunching this year's Ready for Winter campaign, Minister for Transport and Veterans, Keith Brown, said: “While we can’t stop the weather causing disruption, we can be well prepared to deal with it. Our winter preparedness campaign reminds us of this and the simple actions we can all take to prepare ourselves."

The Ready Scotland website features more details on preparing for and dealing with emergencies.