On Sunday Turriff United Football Club are playing Hibernian Football Club in the latest round of the Irn-Bru Cup and police in the North East are providing some guidance for local residents and those attending the match.
As preparations for the game are being finalised, Officers would like to advise residents and visitors of local parking restrictions that will be in place for the game. Officers are also encouraging those attending to enjoy the event and to act sensibly.
Chief Inspector Murray Main, Match Commander said
We have been working closely with both clubs ahead of the match as well as colleagues across the country and from British Transport Police.
We are looking forward to welcoming possibly the biggest crowd ever to the Haughs Stadium for the Irn-Bru Cup.
We will hopefully see in the region of two thousand people attending the game and I want to remind all fans that no alcohol is allowed within the Stadium and anyone found to be drunk and trying to enter the ground will be committing a criminal offence.
I know the over-whelming majority of Turriff United and Hibernian fans will respect this message and will be looking forward to the match and a great day out in Aberdeenshire.
There will be a number of police officers and other resources within the stadium and across the area who will be working with fans to ensure this continues to be one of the safest experiences anywhere in football.
On the day of the match there will be increased traffic and demand for parking.
As with previous events held in the area this year, there will be temporary no waiting restrictions in force on streets around the Haughs Stadium, and there will be a number of car parks. These are in place to maintain the flow of traffic and to ensure that there is always access to the stadium for emergency services. Stewards from the club along with police officers will be on patrol to ensure that safety is maintained at all times.
Historically people have raised concerns they had been permitted to park on grass verges around Bridgend Terrace and the Sports centre. Officers have received complaints from local residents about people parking here and officers will be enforcing this legislation robustly. It is a specific offence to drive or park on areas other than a road, so parking on the grass will not be permitted.
Concerns were also raised previously that several ‘no waiting’ cones had been moved which resulted in people being unaware of the temporary waiting restrictions. Officers will regularly check the cones placement, but I would like to emphasise that if you see any cones on a road, there will be a no waiting restriction in place and you should not park there.
We hope everyone has an enjoyable time.
The game is scheduled for a 3pm kick off on Sunday 4 September 2016 at the Haughs Stadium in Turriff and will be shown live on BBC Alba.
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