Festive revellers enjoying added town centre security

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Safety Boost – Community Team Sergeant Michael Irwine, Chris McRae of Chris’s taxis, Robert Grieve and Steve Robertson of Saltaire Security

HUNDREDS OF FESTIVE revellers on the streets of Elgin are able to enjoy a safer and more secure party atmosphere thanks to the Safer Streets Christmas Campaign.

Now in its tenth year, the campaign ensures that revellers can enjoy the festivities thanks to enhanced community policing and security in town centres.

funded by the Moray Community Safety Partnership and the Moray Drug and Alcohol Partnership, the campaign provides additional police officers, taxi marshals and Red Cross first-aid cover every weekend throughout December on the High Street in Elgin.

Steve Robertson of Saltaire Security, who is providing the taxi marshals in Elgin, said: “We have been supporting the Moray Community Safety Partnership in this role for over ten years and we are pleased to be part of the campaign again this year.

“This is a great time of year to have fun and celebrate Christmas in Elgin town centre and our guys are there simply to help ensure that people can stay safe.”

The added assistance from taxi marshals in keeping good order is appreciated by Chris McRae of Chris’s Taxis, who added: “Safe streets is a good thing – it is great to see people out on the town enjoying their night out and keeping the taxi queue orderly is big help and a contribution to keeping people safe.”