‘Ready for Winter’ roadshow visits Rothesay

Cleo Gifford from the Scottish Government and Evelyn Smithies from Argyll and Bute Council's local social work team at the Ready Scotland 'Ready for Winter' roadshow, held at Rothesay's Co-operative supermarket on Friday.
Cleo Gifford from the Scottish Government and Evelyn Smithies from Argyll and Bute Council's local social work team at the Ready Scotland 'Ready for Winter' roadshow, held at Rothesay's Co-operative supermarket on Friday.

The Ready Scotland ‘Ready for Winter?’ roadshow, organised by the Scottish Government and the British Red Cross, arrived in Rothesay on Friday morning.

Shoppers at the Co-operative supermarket in the town’s Bridge Street were offered free winter safety packs including a survival blanket, torch and foldable ice-scraper as well as a 2013 calendar and leaflets on driving in bad weather, protecting pipes, being aware of flood warnings and cutting energy bills by installing insulation.

The event was to have happened on November 19, but ironically it had to be postponed after high winds caused severe disruption to the Rothesay-Wemyss Bay ferry service and on roads and transport links throughout central Scotland, making it impossible for the roadshow team to reach Bute.