North of Scotland Resilient Communities Fund now open
Up to £20,000 of funding is available for non-profit organisations, community groups and charities working in the Scottish and Southern Electricity Network distribution area. Deadline for applications is 15 May 2018. Application form and guidance
The Highland Council is a member of the Highlands and Islands Local Resilience Partnership (HILRP) .
Our Resilience Team
The Resilience team is part of the Communications and Resilience Office. The team works closely with partners in other agencies and is responsible for emergency planning, promoting business continuity and community resilience, recovery guidance, training and exercising.
- Risk assessment
- Maintaining emergency plans
- Promoting business continuity
Plan for how you would manage the risks of disruption to your business or any emergencies at Ready Scotland
Read our guidance on dealing with cyber attacks
- Communicating with the Public
- Sharing information with and cooperating with partners
We are also responsible for planning for the off-site effects of a major accident occurring at one of several large industrial sites in Highland.
This involves us working with other public, private and voluntary agencies, in particular the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Health services, SEPA and British Red Cross.
- Civil Contingencies Act 2004
- Community Risk Register
- Dounreay Emergency Plan
- Dounreay and Vulcan emergency arrangements
- 'Highsafe' nuclear powered submarine emergency plan
- National Risk Register for Civil Emergencies
- Preparing for Emergencies in the Highland and Islands
- Ready Scotland - preparing for emergencies
- Vulcan Emergency Plan
Counter terrorism and cyber security
- Advice and guidance on the preparation of community emergency plans
- Reception centres and transportation for people evacuated from their homes
- Advice and guidance during an emergency incident and afterwards in the recovery period