Beat the winter weather
Rutherglen residents are being urged to take a number of simple yet effective steps to prepare for potentially tough weather conditions this winter.
The Scottish Government’s ‘Ready Scotland’ campaign encourages individuals, families, communities and businesses to think about what they can do to prepare for unexpected events over winter.
The campaign recommends keeping informed, preparing at home, being ready on the road and at work, and thinking of others in the community.
As part of this, Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is encouraging individuals and businesses in Rutherglen and Cambuslang to lend a hand to those who might find it harder to cope with extreme weather conditions.
“The Scottish Government monitors all potential weather impacts and Scotland is ready to respond quickly on all fronts to any sudden change in condition – but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t all take small steps to prepare for severe weather too,” said Ms Haughey.
“As we know from last year, bad weather can strike at any time. Already this winter, we’ve seen some communities in Scotland affected by high winds and flooding, which is why we all must be vigilant and wellprepared.
“Our communities in Rutherglen and Cambuslang showed great kindness in helping others during ‘the Beast from the East’, and I am sure we will continue to look after our vulnerable family, friends, and neighbours this winter too.
“Small preparations like making sure your phone battery is fully-charged, keeping food and pet food supplies, storing supplies of bottled water, or packing a few essential items in your car, can make an enormous difference.”