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Major Emergency Incident

Co-ordination of Emergency Planning across the three North East Councils in Grampian is delivered by the Grampian Emergency Planning Unit, a joint team based in Aberdeen City Council, comprising of an Emergency Planning Manager and three Emergency Planning Officers.

The Unit provides a 24hr, 365 days a year first line of Council response for any major emergency affecting any part or all of the Grampian area.

As emergency situations arise, other Council officers are brought in to Co-ordinate the Council’s response and to provide expert advice and assistance.

In the case of an emergency, the Council will update the corporate website, as well as Twitter and Facebook with relevant information and advice.

The statement of delivery of the Council’s response to the effects of major emergencies whatever their cause is contained within the document the Aberdeen City Council Emergency Planning Policy & Procedures.

The Unit produces and maintains emergency plans in conjunction with the Emergency Services and other agencies to address specific potential emergencies. These include:

  • Animal Health Diseases eg Foot & Mouth Disease, Avian Flu and Rabies Rest and Reception Centres – guidance document is available on request.
  • Aberdeen Harbour Major Incident Contingency Plan.
  • Peterhead Power Station Emergency Plan
  • Cleaner Oil & Gas, Elgin, MICP
  • Aberdeen Airport MICP
  • Pittodrie Stadium MICP
  • Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre – MICP
  • Flood Warning and Response Plan
  • RAF Stations Lossiemouth and Kinloss: MICP
  • Ski Centres: Major Incident Contingency Plan
  • Oil Spill Contingency Plan
  • Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999: Distilleries & St Fergus Gas Terminal- Pipeline Safety Regulations 1996
  • Major Accident Hazards Emergency Plan The Unit provides training for Officers and to familiarise them with their roles during an event.

In addition, training is available for Members, Chief Executives and Officers at the:

  • Home Office,
    Emergency Planning College,

To contact the Unit, see the details below.


  • David McIntosh
    Emergency Planning
    Emergency Planning Manager
    Grampian Emergency Planning Unit
    1 Queens Gardens
    Phone: 01224 633030
    Fax: 01224 645647