Take care at mu­sic fes­ti­vals

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Mu­sic lovers in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are be­ing urged to take care when head­ing to fes­ti­vals this year.

Po­lice Scot­land have re­leased their top tips for stay­ing safe at events such as T in the Park and Bel­ladrum.

In par­tic­u­lar, of­fi­cers warned peo­ple of the dan­gers of drugs.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Michael Miller, Na­tional Drug co-or­di­na­tor from Po­lice Scot­land’s Safer Com­mu­ni­ties team, said: “Tens of thou­sands of peo­ple will at­tend mu­sic fes­ti­vals across the coun­try in the com­ing weeks. We want peo­ple to have a fan­tas­tic time and re­mem­ber the event for all the right rea­sons, our fo­cus is on keep­ing them safe when they get there.

“En­joy your fes­ti­val ex­pe­ri­ence by keep­ing your­self and your friends safe. Re­mem­ber there is no ‘safe’ way to take drugs – there is al­ways a risk. The only way of stay­ing safe is to avoid drugs al­to­gether.

“Don’t ruin your fes­ti­val ex­pe­ri­ence by be­ing found in pos­ses­sion of drugs. You will be ar­rested and pros­e­cuted.”

Other tips in­clude know­ing your limit on al­co­hol, pro­tect­ing valu­ables, trav­el­ling safely and stay­ing with friends.

Go to www.scot­land.po­lice.uk/ whats-hap­pen­ing/news/2016/june/ fes­ti­val-safety-2016 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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