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Scottish Continuity - Resilient Scotland Conference 2022

February 1st, 2023

Venue : Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Unfortunately we had to reschedule our event, and the plan is to now host the event with the same speakers, and at the same venue, on Wednesday 1st February 2023.

Download the programme by clicking HERE!

Registration, Exhibition Viewing & Networking from 8.30am | Event Closes 5pm 


Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS


The Scottish Continuity Resilient Scotland Conference is widely regarded as Scotland’s leading conference that brings Business Continuity and Resilience practitioners together providing an opportunity to gain valuable education, training and best practice to assist, organise, prepare, respond and recover from emergencies, crisis and business disruptions.  

We continue our theme of ‘Our resilience is your resilience’ which will run to 2023.  We promise a topical and interesting programme, providing excellent value for money.  The programme is currently under development and information will be updated below on a regular basis. 

Once again, there will be exhibition stands to visit during registration, coffee and lunch breaks and an opportunity to talk to suppliers.  Sponsorship and marketing opportunities exist for suppliers, educators and government advisory bodies to promote their products, services, opportunities and key messages to the attendees. 

The Scottish Continuity Resilient Scotland Conference 2023 will afford you the opportunity of hearing about current and relevant industry practices; exposure to new technology and networking with like-minded peers, whilst showing an excellent ROI to your organisations. Come along and meet the Scottish Continuity team in the Resilience Zone to hear what’s happening in the future - network with your peers, make new friends and share experiences.


Scottish Continuity is delighted to confirm the following sponsors and supporters

Fusion - Platinum Sponsor

Riskonnect/Castellan -


Alert Cascade

Confirmed speakers include 

Charlie Maclean-Bristol, Founder and Director, PlanB Consulting

"Is your incident team ready to manage an incident?"

As BC professionals we are responsible for making sure that our organisation has teams at an operational, tactical or strategic (crisis) level who are prepared and ready to manage any incident. We write plans, train them and conduct exercises to give them the tools, procedures and techniques to manage an incident. We do this because we understand that they can make a decision that could destroy years of hard-won reputation and customer loyalty, lose millions of pounds in value to their organisation and cause major damage to the environment or even cause death or injury. Very often the incident teams or members don't attend the exercises or training and give us a limited time to prepare them for their incident role, which they hold by virtue of their position in the organisation rather than their ability to manage an incident.

In this interactive session, Charlie Maclean-Bristol will introduce a model for assessing the level of preparedness of your incident teams and then invite you to assess your own teams' level of preparedness through interactive technology. We will find out whether the audience's teams are 'fighting fit' or an accident waiting to happen.

Jim Preen, a freelance crisis management consultant

"The Tricky Art of Apologies"

"Saying sorry as an individual can be tricky. Saying sorry on behalf of an organisation can be even more difficult. Apologies often go spectacularly wrong......."

Richard Cooper, Global Head of Financial Service Go-To-Market at Fusion Risk Management

During his more than 20 years in the industry, Rich has consulted with many of the world's leading Global Financial Institutions and has lead practices in the US and Europe across the critical disciplines within operational resilience. 

Robbie Macdonald, SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency)

"The SEPA Ransomware Attack" 

On 20 December 2020, SEPA sustained a sophisticated and catastrophic Ransomware attack which disabled large parts of the organisation. The importance of good business continuity arrangements and how effective they were will be covered. We will also discuss what you do after the first week has passed and how long-term recovery needs to be considered

Professor Linda Bauld OBE, Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health, University of Edinburgh and Chief Social Policy Adviser, Scottish Government

Keith Brown MSP was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans in May 2021.

He served with the Royal Marines before pursuing a career in local government administration, where he was also an active trade union representative with UNISON. He is a graduate of Dundee University and studied at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Mr Brown has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament since 2007 and is currently the constituency MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane. Before his election he served for 11 years as a councillor in Clackmannanshire, and held the post of Council Leader from 1999 to 2003.

 He became Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning in February 2009 and has since held a number of ministerial roles before becoming Minister for Transport and Veterans in September 2012 and Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities in November 2014. He was appointed Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work in May 2016

Who should attend?

  • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery / Incident Management professionals
  • Scottish & UK Government resilience response and resilience advisory body representatives
  • Risk Management professionals
  • IT Resilience professionals
  • Local Emergency/Crisis Support Organisations
  • Facilities & Infrastructure professionals
  • Healthcare
  • All emergency services
  • Local Business Directors / Managers
  • Media
  • Local Authorities
  • Students
  • SMEs
  • Suppliers to the industry

Anybody with an interest in business continuity / resilience planning / disaster recover / incident management


Delegate fees to include refreshments, buffet lunch and conference materials. 

  • Scottish Continuity Members - free of charge
  • Non-Scottish Continuity Members - £125 (VAT exempt) 

Cancellation Terms Apply - Please note:
SC members booking and not attending will be charged the non-member fee of £125 (VAT exempt) to cover the cost of venue hire, catering etc. An invoice will be sent to you after the event.


Our Exhibition and Advertising packages are flexible and designed to help you meet and influence the people who are going to ensure the growth of your business or their uptake in governmental policy and programmes/advisory/best practices in the future.

  • Exhibition stands - please contact our secretary (email address below)
  • Advertising - please contact our secretary (email address below)

Special Offer for New Start Businesses:  A generous discount is available on all exhibition opportunity noted above for all new start businesses operating for less than 24 months.  Please discuss further with the event organiser.

Please contact - for more information!

Return of the “Resilience Zone”........ Pop in for a chat with the Scottish Continuity Board Members and other professionals and network with other delegates on topics such as

  • Business Continuity and Recovery
  • Incident and Crisis Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Emergency Messaging
  • The SC membership packages and upcoming events
  • …..And please pick up a complimentary Tunnock’s Teacake 

    Resilience Zone Sponsored by 


Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Please see link about how to travel to Our Dynamic Earth including parking information


Dynamic Earth has its own public 24 hour car park located underneath the building, for which charges do apply.  Maximum vehicle height is 2.3m. 

The nearest NCP car park to Dynamic Earth is - please note vehicle height restriction is 2.15m

Delegate Comments……

“a great balance of speakers and topics,  very useful, practical advice & direction

 “very interesting & enlightening information received.  Looking forward to picking up on some of the learning and sharing with colleagues”

“the Resilience Zone was a very good idea, great for networking among conference attendees

Video from our previous event! (click here)

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