Police Scotland have confirmed that no parking tickets were issued in Turriff over the 2 days of the Turriff Show this year. Last year saw 42 tickets issued for parking offences around Turriff during the show.
Inspector Jamie Harrison of the Formartine Community Policing Team said
I am delighted with how the Turriff show ran this year. We did some extra work prior to the event to publicise the no waiting restrictions and I am really pleased to say that no parking tickets were issued this year. The show itself passed without major incident, we had several reports of lost children, which we always take very seriously and thankfully we found them all very quickly.
I know that on the Sunday, concerns were raised about the time people had to queue to get into the show car park. This is always going to be an issue when several thousand vehicles descend on the same road over a short period of time. I would urge people for next year to try and come early to the show and avoid the busy time between 1000 and 1200. I will be meeting with the show organisers, who I must say did an excellent job, and we will consider what we can do increase the flow of traffic into the car parks for next year.
I’d like to thank the public who attended the show for their usual patience and for again making the Turriff show a fun, family event.
There were only 2 arrests over the show weekend, a male and female were arrested in relation to an assault at the show ground that took place after the show had closed.