Aberdeenshire’s 24-hour winter operations room is now up and running and gritters, salt and roads staff are all ready to go to help keep the area moving as much as possible this winter.
Five drivers charged with drink-driving as the ‘Ready for Winter’ campaign which looks to ensure that the public is prepared for potentially severe weather over the winter period is officially launched.
Road Policing officers from Aberdeenshire and Moray Division, along with the Trunk Roads Patrol Group, are participating in the national ‘Get Ready for Winter’ campaign, which began on Yesterday (5 October) for a week of action. The campaign aims to ensure that motorists throughout the North East are beginning to prepare their vehicles for the […]
I have looked at a few of the common winter ailments that can touch even the healthiest of people. I have given a few simple tips to prevent or ease the symptoms in the cold winter months. The common cold We have all probably suffered from the common cold at one stage or another and […]
Police Scotland offer the following advice for winter driving during the winter. Tips and advice on staying safe this winter Take special care that brakes, tyres, lights, batteries, windscreens and wiper blades are in good condition and well maintained. In addition, washer bottles need to contain an additive to stop the water from freezing. Plan […]
The Scottish Government, Police Scotland and many other organisations are urging people to use the extra hour from the clocks going back this weekend, to get ready for winter. We can’t be sure what weather Scotland will see over the winter period right now. But the campaign reminds people that severe weather can strike at […]
It is the last Sunday in October this weekend, which means it is officially the end of British Summer Time and the clocks go back an hour. At 2am on Sunday 27 October the clocks will go back, allegedly giving us an hour of extra sleep, along with lighter mornings. Of course lighter mornings brings […]
A major campaign Ready For Winter has been re launched by the Scottish Government this week to encouraging everyone across the Scotland to think ahead and get ready for all forms of severe weather. A variety of organisations are supporting the campaign including Cosla, Scottish Water, ACPOS, The Energy Saving Trust, Met Office, NHS, Tesco, Sainsburys, […]
38,000 tonnes of salt, 1,330 grit bins, 147 gritters and ploughs, over 300 people and a private radio network means Aberdeenshire is ready for winter. Aberdeenshire Council winter maintenance programme is ready to be deployed as the weather starts to turn as we head in to winter. Like many public agencies, the council has been […]
The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) and Transport Scotland are asking drivers this weekend if they are Ready For Winter? ACPOS, is co-ordinating a weekend of activity to highlight the dangers associated with using the roads during the winter months. The campaign, which is supported by all eight Scottish Police Forces, will be […]