Community Risk Register

Find out what a Community risk register is and how it is created

What is a Community Risk Register?

A Community Risk Register (CRR) is a multi-agency publication. It highlights risks that have the highest likelihood and potential to have significant impact, causing disruption to specific regions across Scotland and its communities.

The CRR aim to:

  • inform you about the highest risks and their consequences in your region
  • provide you with links to organisations and websites to find out more
  • encourage steps that can be taken to become better prepared and more resilient in your home, business and community

While certain risks are mentioned, it does not mean that they will definitely occur in the region. It does mean there is a possibility of them happening.

These documents will provide information about what can be done if any of them do occur and how you can prepare and stay informed.

You should also use this information in conjunction with

  • local knowledge and advice from the emergency services agencies
  • local health boards
  • your local authority

How is a Community Risk Register created?

The CRR is the result of risk assessments carried out by the multi-agency resilience partnership to identify the likely risks in the area and rate them in terms of their potential impact and likelihood of occurring. The results of these assessments are used to inform the partnership and produce agreed and effective multi-agency plans and procedures.

This document is the result of professional judgement from a range of contributors, historical evidence, scientific input and expert analysis in evaluating the key risks facing the different regions. It forms part of the resilience partnership’s legal requirements under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.


Download your copy of the Community Risk Register for your region.