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Scotland prepares for winter woes by assessing procedures

Scotland will hold its first winter preparedness week in October in the wake of two prior severe winters that crippled transport and services.

The aim of the week, beginning 24 October, is to build on existing policies such as last year’s six-point transport plan and the work of the Scottish Salt Group.

Scottish transport minister Keith Brown said he planned to assess current procedures to test their effectiveness as well as enourage communities in Scotland to take their own actions to prepare for winter.

“Extreme weather will inevitably cause disruption but we want to make sure we continue to advance our thinking and procedures and make improvements where possible to ensure we are best equipped to keep that disruption to a minimum,” Brown said.

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