POLICE have issued a warning against excessive drinking during Scottish Week and urge revellers to take steps to remain safe.
Grampian Police, as well as Licensing Standards Officers, will be on the streets of Peterhead throughout the week as part of the ongoing “safter streets” campaign.
They aim to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking too much, highlighting the link to ill health, violent crime and antisocial behaviour.
Police say troublemakers will potentially be excluded from future events in the town.
Grampian Police Licensing Inspector Gillian Milne said: “The vast majority of people who attend events in Aberdeenshire enjoy a good night out and do so responsibly.
“Police officers all too often, however, see the same few individuals involved in incidents which are generally related to alcohol misuse.
“This small group of individuals will be targeted for court exclusion orders preventing individuals attending in the future.”
Police advise revellers to stay together and look after each other, make sure that money and mobile phones are kept safe, plan and think about getting home - ask a friend or family member to give you a lift home or call a reliable taxi service.
Townsfolk are urged to have important phone numbers stored on mobile phones and make sure that phone credit is topped up.
Only walk home if there are pavements all the way and walk in the middle of the pavement.
Anyone with information about alcohol related crime should contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.