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Be Alert, not Alarmed

The pages in this section will give you access to up-to-date advice, information, resources and training relating to any potential terrorist risk. 

Please share this information with colleagues who do not have access to the Intranet. 

If you are concerned about something that you think could be terrorist related, phone Police on 999 or 101 (non emergency), ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) on 0800 789 321, or visit

You will find reference to a number of terms which may be unknown to you in the context of safety and security.  These are described below:

CONTEST refers to the UK government’s Counter-terrorism strategy.  CONTEST’s aim is to reduce the risk to the UK and its interests overseas from terrorism.

• PREPARE – mitigates the impact of an attack if it occurs
 PROTECT – strengthens protection against attack.
• PREVENT – prevents people from being drawn into terrorism
• PURSUE – aims to stop terrorist attacks by investigation and detection


Highland Council - Guidance and Policies 


Highland Resilience Page

A Highland Resilience website has been set up and you can sign up for free text alerts about major emergencies in the Highlands, as well as get useful information about keeping safe.


Cyber Security

Click here for the pages relating to Cyber Security


Free Apps

  • Citizen Aid (or download from your normal app store). This app gives a step by step guide to saving lives in the event of a terrorist attack
  • Crowdsav (download from your normal app store) - this app locates nearest defibrillator (UK only)

**These apps are now installed and available on Highland Council issued smartphones**


Click here to find information about when and how to contact Police with suspicions, posters and other resources for your workplace, and information of cyber security which can also be useful at home.

To access online training related to personal safety and prevention of attacks, please click here.


For further information or queries, please contact