The VisitScotland Events Directorate is one source of information on events planning.
Additional sources of information and support are also available.
Many councils include advice for event organisers. Contact your local authority to find out what information they can offer. Contact details can be found in the public funding bodies document.
Counter Terrorism Resources
National Counter Terrorism policing is providing advice to events industry and the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.
Police Scotland is developing a counter terrorism security programme to raise awareness on how to respond to threats entitled Project Argus – Stadia. This programme is an opportunity to help event organisers develop a protective security response in the case of a terrorist threat or other security threat.
Project Argus - Stadia is an initiative developed by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) and delivered by Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) throughout the UK. The ARGUS - Stadia events are designed for stadia, arenas, indoor/outdoor venues, concerts, festival sites and in public places.
Following the national Project Argus - Stadia event in June 2016 Police Scotland can develop regional sessions for event organisers. Please note, these sessions are dependent on attracting sufficient numbers. If you are interested in a regional session and organise an event that has crowded areas (of 1000+ people), contact
Police Scotland to find out more at:
SCDCTSAGlasgow@scotland.pnn.police.uk (for the West of Scotland)
SCDCTSAEdinburgh@lbp.pnn.police.uk (for the East of Scotland)
SCDCTSAAberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk (for the North of Scotland)
National Counter Terrorism Security Office online resources
View the Stay Safe Film to understand what to do in case of a Firearms & Weapons attack.
Familiarise yourself with the Counter Terrorism Protective Security Advice for Major Events.
Further documents providing advice on increasing the protection of crowded places from a terrorist attack.