Loss of electrical power

Call 105. This number will connect you to the network operator for power in your region. You can find out more about 105 here.

See the SP Energy Network page ‘What to do in a power cut’ for more advice on how to prepare for and what to do during a power cut

Interruption to the water supply

Use the Scottish Water location search tool to check for supply issues in your area.  You can contact Scottish Water on 0800 0778 778.

Click here for advice from Scottish Water on interrupted water supplies. It's always a good idea to make sure you have an emergency water supply already. Think about filling some large plastic bottles with water in preparation.

Issues with gas supply

If you can smell gas, please call the national gas emergency number on 0800 111 999.

For all other enquiries, please call Scottish Gas Networks (SGN) on 0800 912 1700.

Protect your pipes

Follow Scottish Water’s winter code to protect your pipes.

Heating your home

The Met Office has advice on how to keep your home warm.

Head to Home Energy Scotland for information and support on how you can insulate and/or improve the efficiency of your home heating system.

Sign up for flood alerts

If you live in an area that's likely to flood, you may want to consider installing flood protection on your property. The Scottish Flood Forum provides advice and support for communities at risk of flooding.

Register to SEPA’s Floodline direct warning service to find out if you can receive Flood Alerts and/or Flood Warnings for your property. You will be given the quick dial number for the Flood Alert and/or Flood Warning area that relates to your registered property.

There is further information around being prepared at home on Fife Council’s website on the Ready at Home section.