Businesses stage terror attack drills

POLICE are working with businesses to prepare for a major incident such as a terrorist attack taking place in the Capital.

Officers are working with council chiefs and the Chamber of Commerce to deliver the fourth annual Edinburgh Community Resilience Week.

The three-day event, which began yesterday, will culminate with a counter-terrorism security conference.

Assistant Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said: “The programme of events will help businesses and organisations ensure they are prepared for a major incident, and assist in maintaining Edinburgh’s reputation as a safe place to live, work and visit.”

Councillor Tom Buchanan, convener of the council’s economic development committee, said: “Edinburgh is a renowned business city, and it is important that we have robust plans in place to deal with all eventualities.”