Inspector Jamie Harrison from the Formartine Community Policing Team is urging people attending the annual Turriff Show Marquee on Friday 29 July to enjoy the event sensibly.
Inspector Harrison said
The Turriff Show is the largest agricultural event in the North East of Scotland and will see many thousands of people coming to Turriff on Sunday 31 July and Monday 1 August.
For those attending the dance on Friday night (29th July) and socialising in Turriff over the weekend I’d like to encourage everyone to have a good night but would give the following advice. Please don’t drink to excess, doing so puts you in a vulnerable position. Stay in groups of friends and plan how you are going to get home before going out. Also, dress sensibly for the weather conditions and wear appropriate footwear.
I will have additional officers on patrol helping to keep everyone safe. We will target the minority of people who go out to cause trouble. This has included working with the Turriff Pubwatch scheme, where details of people who have been banned from licensed premises in Turriff has been shared with the organisers of the marquee dance.
If you cause trouble over the weekend, the message is clear, we will deal with any offences robustly which may include a ban on visiting local licensed premises and future marquee dances.
If you are coming in to Turriff this show weekend to make the most of the forecast good weather please don’t drink to excess or get in to trouble.