Safety First message as party season gets under way in Moray

Safety First message for party goers in Moray

HELPING PEOPLE IN Moray remain safe during the forthcoming festivities is once again a priority for the region’s Community Safety Partnership.

Their annual ‘Safer Streets’ initiative is now under way and as in previous years the focus is firmly on helping people remain safe while they enjoy the festivities.

Moray Council’s community safety officer, Andy Jamieson, said: “The community safety partnership is delighted to help provide a safe environment for people to enjoy their festive activities.

“By doing so we hope to attract people to the centre of Elgin and so increase the night-time economy. I would also remind people to always plan their return journey home in advance and never to leave drinks unattended.”

The message for those heading out and about in Moray is have fun – but look after yourselves, your friends and property.

Police Scotland will be providing additional patrols at the busiest times to help keep people safe, while funding has again been sought to provide ‘taxi marshals’ in Elgin town centre at peak times.

There will also be first-aiders to help those suffering from any minor injuries and to lessen the burden on accident and emergency services.