As part of our support for the Scottish Islands Team we have been asked to help keep the Scottish Government informed of disruptive events which are happening, or likely to happen, in the islands. This will help the Scottish Government and its partners develop their awareness of issues affecting islands, respond to disruptions, plan ahead to mitigate their impact, and develop longer-term plans for increasing resilience.
To help with this we have a new form on the SIF website which allows you to report issues arising from disruptive events, or issues you anticipate will arise due to an expected disruptive event. This may include, but it not limited to:
- service closure due to an extended, unplanned power outage;
- supply issues due to transport disruption;
- the impact to households and businesses of an ongoing broadband outage.
While the Islands Team do not have a direct operational responsibility or role in addressing disruptive events, they would like to be able to brief Ministers and the Scottish Government about disruptive situations on the islands to help develop the Scottish Government’s understanding of what is happening on the ground. The team have stated that they will endeavour to keep us informed on how your reports have impacted on decisions and we will aim to highlight this on our website and across our social lmedia channels.
To report issues related to disruptive events on islands please use the disruptive events reporting form. Please note that all reports must be logged through this form and any reports sent via email or other means cannot be logged due to data protect requirements.