13. Multiple STAC coordination
The Primary STAC will coordinate the provision of specialist advice to STACs in other SCG areas and communication between all those involved will normally be via video or teleconference link as deemed appropriate. Therefore, all STACs will require access to adequate dedicated meeting room facilities, equipped as necessary to enable routine video and/or teleconferencing.
The importance of the availability of compatible, robust and reliable telecommunication links cannot be over-emphasised. In some circumstances communications will be of a sensitive nature and should be treated accordingly.
The arrangements described above should be viewed above all else as a vehicle for ensuring coordinated and consistent advice from national agencies. Unless there are exceptional circumstances which require the direct intervention of the Scottish Government, the response to an emergency will be coordinated by the local SCG which may apply any advice it is given to its own particular circumstances. SGoRR when activated will receive key points from STAC advice within the SCG Common Recognised Information Picture.