Emergency or disruption information for Council colleagues

If there’s an emergency or disruption in the city such as a strike or protest we’ll continue to deliver front line services where possible. You should make every effort to come into work or make other plans with your manager where it’s practical and safe to do so.

If you can’t get to work you must contact your line manager. Keep up to date by

Also read our further guidance about what to do in an emergency on our website.

Severe weather

Check for the latest weather report from the Met Office and plan ahead where you can.

Check the severe weather information on the Orb.

Travel disruption

You should make every effort to get to your place of work as usual, using other means of transport if you need to. 

If you can't make it in to your place of work, or if you use public transport to visit other places of work or visit customers, please speak with your line manager as soon as possible.

Travel updates

Check for live traffic updates on the Traffic Scotland website and the Edinburgh Travel News Twitter.


You can read the latest tram news and information on the Edinburgh Trams’ website


Read the latest about Lothian bus services including information about Lothian Country and East Coast buses.

Find out the latest bus information for South East and Central Scotland on the First bus website.


If you can walk, plan your journey with the route planner on walkit.com.


Plan your cycle route using the journey planner on Cycle Streets. If you don’t have your own bike, try our cycle hire scheme - Just Eat Cycles.


Find the latest train information on Scotrail.

Car sharing

Find someone to share your car journey on the Liftshare website.