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Resilience Division

The Scottish Government's Resilience Division supports organisations that work together to build Scotland’s resilience to emergencies.

The division's staff are primarily based in Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow, but work closely with partner organisations across Scotland.

Resilience Division units and teams:


Response and Communications

Response and Policy Engagement

Manages the Scottish Government Resilience Room, also known as “SGoRR”, plans for major incidents, and trains volunteers across the Scottish Government to assist in emergency response.


Resilience Communications

Supports crisis communications across Scotland, and provides advice to the Scottish Government during major incidents. Manages the Ready Scotland social media channels and website.


Resilient Communities

Supports community resilience across Scotland. The Resilient Communities Strategic Framework and Delivery Plan for 2017 - 2021 can be found here.


Business Management and Finance

Supports the work of Resilience Division and Regional Resilience Partnerships.


Risk and Improvement

Risk and Preparedness

Co-ordinates the production of the Scottish Risk Assessment and looks at how national risk assessment is used to inform policy across Scotland. Supports Regional Resilience Partnerships in assessing the risks relevant to their area and  determining how prepared they are to deal with the consequences of these.


ScoRDS (Scottish Resilience Development Service)

Supports those who have a role in multi-agency groups when responding and recovering to emergencies develop and maintain the needed knowledge and skills. The ScoRDS website is a learning resource for those involved in multi-agency resilience partnership working.


Resilient Essential Services and Partnerships

Resilient Essential Services

Supports the building of resilience across Scotland’s essential services and enhancing the security and resilience of the critical infrastructure that supports and under-pins these services, with particular emphasis on the priority reserved sectors including; energy, civil nuclear, communications, transport, finance, and our devolved sectors including; government, water, health, food and emergency services.

Delivery is through a Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) work programme coordinated by the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Partnership (CIRP) and driven through sector specific resilience groups and three regional critical infrastructure resilience groups covering the North, East and West Resilience Partnership areas.


Resilience Partnership Teams

Supports resilience across Scotland’s Resilience Partnerships at local and regional level, with three teams based in the North, East and West of Scotland, coordinating local resilience planning response and recovery arrangements and providing a direct link into the Scottish Government resilience planning and response arrangements. You can find out more about the work of our Regional Resilience Partnerships at



You can contact the Resilience Division at