Emergency preparation in Scotland is based on the principles of
integrated emergency management (IEM). This means putting plans in
place that are flexible enough to deal with all kinds of disruptive
challenges, from terrorist attack to flooding.
The Scottish approach is set out in 'Preparing
Scotland: Scottish Guidance on Resilience'.
1 November 2013 marked a change to Scotland's multi-agency
resilience structures. The eight Strategic Coordinating
Groups, multi-agency groupings to deal with emergencies, will
change to three Regional Resilience Partnerships (RRPs - North,
East and West) which in turn are broken down into a number of Local
Resilience Partnerships (LRPs - 3 in the North and East, 7 in the
This change is primarily structural; there is no change to core
principles of good practice nor, of course, to all agencies'
commitment to plan for and respond effectively to
emergencies. However, as part of our continuous efforts to
keep Scotland's resilience guidance - Preparing Scotland
- up-to-date, Scottish Government Resilience Division is
reviewing the guidance to ensure new arrangements are captured
properly and opportunities taken to enhance our resilience as a
If you have any questions about how the new structures may impact
on a piece of PS guidance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org