Police Scotland is asking people enjoying the long weekend and Turriff May Day celebrations to enjoy it responsibly.
Chief Inspector Richard Craig is asking people to drink sensibly, to take care, and to ensure their safety – and the safety of others – is put first.
In no way do I want to spoil anyone’s fun, and it goes without saying that the majority of the public always act within the law. However I would like to take this opportunity to remind people who are planning days or nights out to do so responsibly.
Drinking to excess affects your awareness, and it can become very easy to find yourself in a situation that you would normally avoid if sober. Please know your limits when it comes to alcohol, please stay with friends and people you trust, and please plan ahead to ensure you know how you are getting home. Your personal safety is the highest priority.
Our job is to ensure that there is a safe and secure environment for those who want to enjoy the pubs and clubs where they live, and we want to encourage people to visit the North East and experience all it has to offer. We will target those who commit crime and try to blight our communities, and will do everything possible to ensure they are brought to justice.
My message is clear – we want people to have fun, but please do so in a safe and responsible manner.