Community Resilience Plan

Throughout Scotland many communities are forming community resilience groups and, following Storm Frank in January 2016 when many Kemnay properties were affected, we decided to assist the village by creating our own Resilience Plan.

The purpose this Plan is to make our community better prepared in the event of any emergency in the village such as severe weather, flooding or any other major incident.  The Plan allows better lines of communication but does not replace the work of the Emergency Services. The aim is to bring together information about the tasks which can be carried out in an emergency as well as knowledge about the skills of volunteers who are willing to support and assist others in our community.  By creating a Plan we will be better able to prepare for and recover from such an event.

There is an opportunity for all within the community to assist with tasks such as helping to install flood gates, place sandbags, clear snow, providing first aid or transporting people to places of respite.  Some of these tasks are suitable for fit and able people only but others can be carried out by anyone who is able to co-ordinate the work of others.

One of our current resilience groups, KPFG at Kembhill Park, is looking for additional volunteers to help them with a variety of tasks should another major incident arise.  If you would like to assist them, or volunteer for any other area in the village or to form a resilience group in your own area, we would like to hear from you.



Co-ordinators / Focal Points / 1st Aiders*

Please contact us via this website contact page

*See descriptions of each role below

Kemnay Community Resilience Plan Boundary

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Central Zones

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  • Telephone or group text the CRG Deputies / Co-ordinators / Focal Points
  • Sends an e-mail alert
  • Communicates with all groups and liaises with emergency services as required
  • Liaises with Co-ordinators & Focal Points throughout the emergency


  • Telephone or text Focal Points
  • Advise residents in designated Zone(s)
  • Gather at Meeting Point and identify specific problems
  • Patrol designated Zones
  • Relay any information required to be communicated or request for additional general volunteers to the Lead Co-ordinator
  • Check at meeting points that all volunteers have adequate PPE and have not indicated any health issues which may impede certain manual tasks. Report contact details, if not already known, to Lead Co-ordinator.
  • Assist Focal Points and volunteers as necessary


  • Advise residents as required in designated streets
  • Provide assistance to those who may need help with heavy lifting items, ie sandbags, erecting flood gates, installation of pumps, clearing snow
  • Gather at Meeting Point and identify specific problems
  • Feedback any information required to be communicated or call for additional general volunteers to Co-ordinators/CRG Co-ordinator


Police Scotland –  Tel:  999 Emergency Number   101 Non Emergency Number

In an emergency where there is a threat to public safety, call emergency service 999 and ask for Fire or Coastguard

NHS24 (Scotland): 0845 424 2424

Aberdeenshire Council

Emergency Numbers

Flood Defence help (eg sandbags):  Tel: from 8am – 6pm: 03456 081205 and from 6pm – 8am Police Scotland on 101

SEPA Floodline Warnings Tel:  0345 988 1188  Kemnay specific information:  21131 (direct dial number if you have registered with SEPA)  e-mail

Scottish Water Emergency Helpline0845 600 8855  Customer Helpline:  0800 0778 778 (open 24 x7).

Text Relay18001 0845 601 8855 (For speech or hearing difficulty main administration centres have an induction loop for customers with hearing aids).

National Gas Emergency Contact Number (gas leak): 0800 111 999

Electricity:  Scottish & Southern Energy:  0800 300 999


MET Office

XC Weather Reports

Scottish Flood Forum01698 839021 

Radio Stations:

NECR News   01467 632878    – 102.1FM Aberdeen

Northsound  01224 337 002    Northsound 1:  96.9 FM  Northsound 2:  1035 kHz

BBC Radio Scotland:  92 95FM 810 MW

These stations are also broadcast online, smartphone apps, Digital Audio Broadcasting or Digital Radio.  Signals may also be received by tuning into a Digital Car Radio

Flooding:  Download a practical Guide for Householders here

SFF Your Household Flood Plan


Households identified as possibly in need of assistance with ie, erecting flood gates, placing sandbags, installing pumps, clearing snow, transport to place of safety.

If you would like to be registered as requiring assistance in the event of emergency, or know of someone who may require help, please contact Kemnay Community Council via this website contact page with your details