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June 7, 2019 at 12:57 pm #2248kennyhigginsMember
3rd Attempt to test the submission of this info:
To allow a slicker path from “Information” (still To be added to Cairndow and Banffshire) on the top level menu bar, can we route directly to the list to remove the interim (Town Documents) stage?
For each Smart Community this would include:
Weather and Travel
Weather for your area – Selectable for your location or where you are going
Weather Warnings for your area – Selectable
Flood Warnings for your area – Selectable – From SEPA Floodline.
Scottish Flood Forum – Flooding Advice pages for Communities at Risk
Traffic Reports – Traffic Reports warnings and closure information
Police Travel warnings – Police Travel warnings for all of Scotland
Bridge Restrictions or closures – Bridge restrictions due to weather – high winds
Interactive map of Roadworks – Map of Scotland plotted with Road works
Lee Craigie Short Video on Cycling in Scotland – Lee Craigie on Cycling
Cycling in Scotland
Sustrans National Cycling network Scotland – Sustrans NCN in Scotland
National Cycle Network Map – Map of the National Cycle Network
Train Bus and Air Travel – Times and Fares
Train Timetables and Fare details – Train Timetables Fares and information
Traveline Scotland – Journey planner for Bus or Train times
Edinburgh Airport Arrivals & Departures – Live flight information
Glasgow Airport Arrivals and Departures – Live flight information
Aberdeen Airport Arrivals and Departures – Live flight information
Inverness Airport Arrivals and Departures – Live flight information
Dundee Airport Arrivals and Departures – Live flight information
Stornoway Airport Arrivals and Departures – Live W. Isles – Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Kirkwall Airport Arrivals and Departures – Live information Island of Orkney
Sumburgh Airport Arrivals and Departures – Live information Shetland
Wick – John O Groats Airport Arrivals and Departures – Live information Wick
Ferry Operators and Sailing Information
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries (Clyde and Hebrides) Live ferry info
NorthLink Ferries (Orkney and Shetland) Live ferry info
Stena Line Live ferry info
Western Ferries Live ferry info
Orkney Ferries Live ferry info
Irish Ferries Freight Irish Ferries Freight info
John O’Groats Ferries Timetables and routes
Ferry ports Timetables and online booking
Pentland Ferries Timetables and online booking
Skye Ferry Ferry route information and maps
SPT Ferry Services Timetables and online booking
The above content is a direct link to the sources of helpful unaltered information for the benefit of users of the Smart Village application. Digital Scotland cannot be held liable for any incorrect information which is accepted in good faith as being accurate and may be found within the public domain. As all forms of public transport can be affected by cancellations or delays due to weather conditions, we strongly recommend verifying any travel plans in advance in case the status of the above schedules change.
Bespoke Council relevant to each Smart Village Top-Level URL
Where appropriate, National Park Top-Level URL may be added for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs or Cairngorm National Park Communities.
Health & Social Care Scotland advice pages
Health and Social Care Scotland –
Rural Health Scottish Government Health and Social Care
Neighbourhood Watch – Useful Information and how to join the network.
Rural Watch – For Rural communities Scottish partnership against Rural crime
Planning for emergencies
Ready Scotland – Planning for emergencies, household and community emergency plans
Household Emergency Plan – Create your own emergency plan with this template
Business and dealing with emergencies – Business resilience 10-minute plan and advice
Community Emergency Plan – How to create an emergency plan for your Community
Education Community Resilience – Resilience within the Curriculum for Excellence
Safety Information for Visitors – Bugs and Things
Scotland is a safe country with very few things to worry about. However, our landscape away from the Cities, whilst beautiful to see, carries advice for those who like to venture off into the wilds, to our lochs and mountain areas. Our advice is always well prepared. Here are some things to consider for your personal safety. The Lochs and rivers in Scotland are quite deep and can be very cold even in summer. We do not recommend swimming in lochs or rivers due to the risks of severe cold leading to hypothermia. The current in some rivers can also be fast and with slippy river banks so care should be taken.
If walking off recognized pathways into our rugged landscape, please be aware that small insects can be found here. – things to watch out for, are ticks. These are small dark insects usually from the size of a lentil upwards to 4 or 5 times this size. They sometimes have a small hump on their back. These insects cling to your skin and usually need to be prized off with a pinch or by using tweezers or a tick extraction tool like a small fork – which are available in most chemist or outdoor shops. Tick bites (if ticks are removed fairly quickly) have a minor impact but if left for a while can cause limes disease which ca be quite serious. Remember to check pets that can also pick up a tick especially in long grass, heather or fern covered areas. Ticks are prevalent near areas where sheep and Deer are found.
How to Remove a Tick
In the same grassy and heather covered hills, two types of snake can be found. A thin Green Grass snake is of no safety concern and is harmless. A stripped snake tan and brown /black in colour is of more concern these are adders and whilst rarely found, as they tend to keep well hidden away. If stood on or threatened they will defend themselves and can give a nasty bite: especially around ankles or hands or wrists if attempts are made grab them. Best to keep well clear. Adders don’t attack unless threatened. If bitten, although the venom poses little danger to a healthy adult, the bite is painful and requires urgent medical attention. About 100 adder bites are reported in Britain each year, according to the NHS, with most happening during summer months. Symptoms of an adder bite: usually two small puncture wounds, and painful swelling can occur, some people refer to feeling faint or lightheaded. Small Children and the elderly are more at risk. We advise to always seek medical help as soon as possible. Try to remember the description and size of the snake.
The next pest is the famous Scottish Midge: generally quite harmless but can be an extreme nuisance in the countryside and highlands. The midge is a tiny insect like a micro size mosquito. they are quite difficult to see but their sting can cause an itch on the skin and small areas of swelling which can be quite annoying. When affected there are normally a cloud of dozens bitting rather than one or two. There are many local potions recommended keeping the Midge away from bare skin one of the most popular is SMIDGE available in most Chemists and local shops. Keep ointment clear of eyes to avoid irritation and stinging. Midges like damp conditions and often appear after a rain shower.
Taking to the Hills – Staying Safe
A great Scottish activity is hill walking and mountain climbing. The view from the top is breathtaking but these environments must never be visited without appropriate clothing and making plans. Our climate for much of the year can change significantly and temperatures in a valley can be 20 or more degrees warmer than the top of a 1000 meter +mountain. In winter, overnight temperatures can plummet to minus 15 or colder in Highland glens. The last thing you would want is to get lost in such remote areas with a sudden change in weather with poor visibility. It is therefore vital on all such trips to take time to follow the recommendations below:
Never venture into the high mountains or hills alone or ill-equipped.
Always let folks at home or where you are staying, know where you are going and when you expect to return
Make sure you carry a fully charged Mobile phone
Carry an essential first Aid kit – think about how you will treat twisted / broken ankles cuts and sprains
Carry an Ordnance Survey Map
Carry a Compass
Regularly check your bearings to see where you are
Don’t take unnecessary risks – if conditions worsen – turn back
Carry or wear appropriate outdoor clothing to cope with worsening conditions
Wear suitable footwear
Carry a torch
Always aim to be back down to safety well before dark
Bespoke Information such as Nearest Hospital, Doctor, Dentist, Veterinary practice and optional Community Policing links may be added with the local knowledge of each Community. The https://smartstrathyre.scot page serves as an example
The above content is a direct link to the sources of helpful unaltered information for the benefit of users of the Smart Village application. Digital Scotland cannot be held liable for any incorrect information which is accepted in good faith as being accurate and may be found within the public domain.
On matters relating to personal health, we would always recommend contacting a doctor for any health concerns
June 7, 2019 at 1:39 pm #2261Digital ScotlandKeymaster1 ptJune 8, 2019 at 8:03 am #2336Digital ScotlandKeymaster1 pt
- This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by kennyhiggins.
Specifically, what do you mean by:
“To allow a slicker path from “Information” (still To be added to Cairndow and Banffshire) on the top level menu bar, can we route directly to the list to remove the interim (Town Documents) stage?”
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