Highlands emergency group launches social media service
A system to provide information to the public through social media during a major incident in the Highlands and Islands has been launched.
The group responsible for public safety during a crisis has created new Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Highlands and Islands Strategic Co-ordinating Group (HISCG) is one of eight such bodies which have been created across Scotland.
It is believed to be the first to launch a social media presence.
During an emergency, they will be used to provide essential information to the public.
The group brings together the police, fire service, health services and Highland Council.