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Emergency Operations Centre and Underground Facilities: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
2 Dec 2021
Emergency Operations Centre and Underground Facilities: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100246934
Date received: 12 Oct 2021
Date responded: 8 Nov 2021
Information requested

Information relating to emergency operations centres and underground facilities.

Response

Scottish Government operates the Scottish Government Resilience Room (SGoRR) to coordinate our response to emergency situations. This facility is located in St Andrew’s House, Regent Road Edinburgh EH1 3DG. Contingency arrangements are in place to use other Scottish Government locations at Saughton House, Broomhouse Dr, Edinburgh EH11 3XD and Atlantic Quay 5, 1 Robertson St, Glasgow G2 8JB.

SGoRR has seating for 40 people. To adhere to COVID distancing guidelines this is currently reduced to 17.

A state of constant readiness is maintained.

Further information on the role of SGoRR can be found in the Preparing Scotland guidance: Preparing Scotland: resilience guidance - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

Scottish Government do not use or maintain any underground facilities for emergency or any other purposes.

Scottish Government do not hold any information relating to Local Authority facilities of this nature.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG