Rothesay event helps Bute plan for emergencies

Billy Shearer from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre in conversation with island resident Dr Jean Thomson at the Argyll and Bute Resilience Partnership's event at Rothesay Pavilion.

Billy Shearer from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre in conversation with island resident Dr Jean Thomson at the Argyll and Bute Resilience Partnership's event at Rothesay Pavilion.

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The Scottish Flood Forum, the Met Office and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre were among the bodies represented at a ‘community and business resilience’ event in Rothesay this week.

Held at the Pavilion cafe and organised by the Argyll and Bute Resilience Partnership, the event was held to give local housholders, community groups and businesses the chance to find out more about how to be well prepared for emergencies such as flooding, fire and extreme weather.

This week’s event was one of four being held in coastal communities across Argyll and Bute - the others being in Oban, Campbeltown and Helensburgh - with the aim of ensuring the area’s communities are able to cope with unforeseen events, such as the heavy snow which cut off Kintyre in the spring of 2013 or the power cut which left Bute without electricity and phone services early in 2012.

* More detail in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, March 5.