Protecting and Maintaining Scottish Roads
Extreme Weather Maintenance
Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk 18 April 2024
Attendees at Cold Comfort Scotland Speaker Image @ Cold Comfort Scotland

Welcome to Cold Comfort Scotland

As the only event dedicated to achieving winter maintenance excellence across the Scottish road network, Cold Comfort Scotland brings together industry leaders, winter services experts, and leading roads and highways professionals to explore cutting-edge solutions, share best practice, and drive collaboration in the field of winter maintenance.

Join us at Cold Comfort Scotland to elevate your winter service and extreme weather maintenance strategies to ensure the safety and efficiency of Scotland's road network.

Better still, Cold Comfort Scotland is FREE to attend for the public sector with competitive rates for the private sector.

NEW Early Bird ends on Tuesday, 26 March. Register today with a discount

Exhibition & Sponsorship Prospectus

Download the Cold Comfort Scotland sales brochure for more information about how you can be a part of this pivotal strategy and networking event, drive brand awareness and build your pipeline with qualified buyers and decision makers.

We have packages for all budgets so whether its in the exhibition or a sponsored panel or case study you would like to deliver, find out how we can help you achieve your business and brand goals through the power of face-to-face at this year's Cold Comfort Scotland.

Previous Speakers Include

  • Jim
    Jim Baird Deputy Director of Resilience, The Scottish Government
  • Mike
    Mike Harper Independent consultant to Aisin,
  • Andy
    Andy Mather Police Scotland Inspector, Transport Scotland Liaison
  • Lieutenant Colonel Andy
    Lieutenant Colonel Andy McCombe Retired military officer, civil resilience practitioner, trainer and exercise planner,
  • Gary
    Gary Neill Road Services Manager, Stirling Council
  • Robyn
    Robyn Smith Communications Manager for Mobiie, Traffic Scotland National Control Centre
  • Carol
    Carol Valentine NWSRG interim chair,
  • Paul
    Paul Wilkins Network Response & Winter Service Engineer Traffic Management Group, Devon County Council
  • Natalie
    Natalie Wood Principal Engineer (Quality & Resources) with Roads & Infrastructure Services, Aberdeenshire Council


  • Andreas Hoppe

    The insights given at Cold Comfort Scotland on the innovative, pro-active and collaborative approach towards winter maintenance and severe weather response in Scotland were definitely stimulating.


    Andreas Hoppe Operations Director HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions (UK) Ltd
  • Mark Dutton

    Yet again, Cold Comfort Scotland provided an excellent opportunity for exhibitors to demonstrate their new product offerings to an ever-increasing list of delegates. A first class show that is a must for anyone involved in the winter service community in Scotland.

    Mark Dutton Managing Director Safecote
  • Paul Allison-Thompson

    Cold Comfort Scotland is a must-attend event for Findlay Irvine. Well organised, well run, and a very good conference with plenty of variety and interesting topics covered. It's the best place to meet winter service practitioners in Scotland.

    Paul Allison-Thompson Business Development Manager Findlay Irvine
  • Ian Hellen

    I found the event very informative and took some useful ideas from speakers and exhibitors for future contracts/variations to winter service delivery.

    Ian Hellen Network Operations Engineer Transport Scotland
  • Alan Sheen

    Great show, good opportunity to meet the whole of Scotland's Winter Service community in one day.

    Alan Sheen Director Eurodome
  • David Batchelor

    A well run conference focussing on many of the current winter service issues. This event is proving to get better every year.

    David Batchelor Project Manager - Severe Weather Plan National Highways
  • Brian Jolly

    Interesting from start to finish and great to share and exchange experiences.

    Brian Jolly Depot Manager Ayrshire Roads Alliance
  • Martin Thomson

    Enjoyable, beneficial, productive and best Cold Comfort I have been to yet in Scotland.

    Martin Thomson Network Impacts Manager Transport Scotland
  • Bill Liddle

    Another worthwhile event with all topics applicable to the work which we carry out.

    Bill Liddle Service Manager - maintenance operations Fife Council
  • Iain McDonald

    Great conference which highlights the strategic importance of Winter Service Delivery.

    Iain McDonald Senior Manager Clackmannanshire Council
  • Janice Kelly

    Nice venue and presentations were very good... The Weather Games was an extremely useful exercise.

    Janice Kelly Team Leader - Roads Maintenance Ayrshire Roads Alliance
  • Robin Brownless

    Cold Comfort Scotland was an excellent event with good examples of industry best practice, continual improvement and learning. This combined with the ability to meet suppliers and like-minded industry practitioners and to have networking opportunities with them made it worthwhile attending.

    Robin Brownless Operational Specialist Kier
  • Daren Silcock

    The location was handy, the exhibitors were good and the speaker presentations were very interesting. Great to have a chat with people about what they are doing in their area.

    Daren Silcock Operations Manager Scottish Borders Council
  • Susan McIntyre

    Really good day, presentations from speakers was outstanding, so informative.

    Susan McIntyre Resilience Coordinator Clackmannanshire Council
  • Martin Thomson (1)

    Very well run and organised event. Relevant speakers and good networking opportunities.

    Martin Thomson National Operations Manager - Resilience Transport Scotland
  • John Meehan

    I believe Cold Comfort Scotland is a showcase opportunity for our business in front of winter service customers.

    John Meehan Director Brine Solutions Ltd
  • Debbie Cavanagh

    We have exhibited at Cold Comfort Scotland since the first event - we are a winter service products provider and as the event is purely (well nearly) focused on winter there are a lot of delegates attending who focus specifically on winter operations.

    Debbie Cavanagh UK Sales Manager Safecote
  • Andrew Manson

    Cold Comfort Scotland is a unique opportunity to engage with a winter specific audience in Scotland. Bucher Municipal are happy to support the event, ensuring strong opportunities for dialogue and networking, and enabling us to learn about the challenges faced by contractors and authorities alike, to help develop and innovate our product and services accordingly.

    Andrew Manson UK Sales Manager - Winter Bucher Municipal

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