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S5W-04791: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 17 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to commission the Met Office to conduct a weather radar network review.

Answered by: John Swinney 29 November 2016

Over the past two years the Met Office, through the Public Weather Service Customer Group, has made a significant investment in the weather radar network for Scotland, with £1.368 million spent so far. This includes the main upgrade elements to the Hill of Dudwick in Aberdeenshire and Holehead in Stirlingshire. There are also plans for the upgrade to Munduff Hill in Kinross and to the Isle of Lewis facility

Furthermore, my officials are giving ongoing consideration to the capabilities requirements for Scotland, including the radar infrastructure, as part of regular discussions and relationship with the Met Office.