Police Scotland have announced that the Aberdeen control room and call centre for 101 & 999 calls in the region will be closing later this year.
101 & 999 calls will be routed into the National Virtual Service Centre, based at Bilston Glen, Govan and Motherwell while command and control functions will be carried out from Dundee
In a statement Police Scotland said
All telephony and command and control functionality will switch from Aberdeen to the National Virtual Service Centre and the Dundee Regional Control Room.
It is expected that the colsure of the Aberdeen control room and call centre will happen by the end of October 2016.
This is an indicative timeline which will be subject to scrutiny and independent review prior to implementation, in keeping with HMICS recommendations.
Inverness control room is also affected by the changes and is expected to move to the National Virtual Service Centre and Dundee Regional Control Room in August 2016.
Moving the control and telephony away from Aberdeen also removes any local knowledge that the telephone operators or the control room operators have.