Scottish Fire & Rescue Service – Water Safety

Following the tragic incident that occurred in Solihull on the 11th December, SFRS and other partners have been utilising all available communications methods to broadcast the dangers associated with playing on ice.

I am looking to see if schools can share this via global email mailing lists for parents and carers.

I have attached an electronic leaflet which provides information on water safety. Additional information can be obtained by clicking on the links within the leaflet or by scanning the QR codes.

I have also attached a poster which can be printed off and displayed on noticeboards/common areas. I appreciated the school term is nearly finished, however, the information within the leaflet and poster remains relevant throughout the year.

The links below also provide additional advice and guidance on what actions you should take if someone falls into water.

Cold water shock | Water Safety Scotland

SFRS – Water Safety Poster – DIGITAL

SFRS – Water Safety leaflet

Please distribute this information to any other groups you may have communication with and if there is any further advice or support you require, please feel free to get in touch.

Kind Regards
Steven Tilston
Watch Commander
Local Area Liaison Officer
Prevention and Protection East Lothian

Active Schools

Active Schools hope you have all had a good return to school and looking forward to getting started in extra curricular sport.  Currently we have a number of clubs available and will be extending this over the coming weeks with even more free activity. 

All activity available is here in the link below:

We provide support for pupils receiving free school meals and can subsidise the cost of participation.  Please do not hesitate to contact myself at for more information.


Dear Parent/Carer

Recently, we published evidence that nasal irrigation with salt water helped reduce the cold in adults. We have also shown the mechanism for how salt water helps with the common cold when applied on the nasal epithelium. Our research showed that cells use the chloride from the salt water to fight viral infections.  Hence, we are now testing if salt water nose drops helps children fight the cold.

If you have a child under 7 years of age, you may be able to join the fight.

The Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh are doing a study of salt water nose drops to see if it helps get rid of the cold faster.

Your child does not need to have a cold right now to take part!

You can join right now by calling/texting 07973657457 for an appointment to sign up and to be taught what to do the next time your child has a cold.

Your child does not need to attend.

Families completing the study will receive travel expenses and a £30 voucher to compensate for any inconvenience.

Further information is in the attached flyer or at ; Twitter: @elviskids; Facebook: Elvis Kids.