Rotary help to Street Pastors initiative

Liz Oates presents a cheque to Frances Scott and Ruth Murray of the Street Pastors initiative.
Liz Oates presents a cheque to Frances Scott and Ruth Murray of the Street Pastors initiative.

Two Street Pastors from Peterhead recently attended a meeting of the local Rotary Club.

The pair - Frances Scott and Ruth Murray, gave a talk on the valuable work they do as part of the Street Pastors initiative, helping young folk at the weekends.

The volunteer Street Pastors patrol the town centre as the pubs and clubs exit, providing young folk with hot drinks, flip flops and a friendly ear.

Liz Oates, Rotary chair, presented a cheque to the pair, stating members were happy to help their cause.

The Street Pastors in Peterhead work from 10pm to 4am every Saturday and describe themselves as a caring heart, a listening ear and a helping hand.

Commenting on their introduction, Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford said she initiatve had demonstrated where it operated elsewhere to contribute effectively to the safety of those using the town centre on Saturday nights.

“I congratulate organiser Frances Scott and her team on getting to this stage,” she said.