Rethink public counter plans

Nanette Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East, has called on SNP Ministers to re-think Police Counter Closure Proposals in 2014.

Under the proposals, stations across Scotland will see public opening hours reduced or be closed to the public. The station in Brechin will no longer have a public counter provision under the plans, along with stations in Montrose, Carnoustie, Aboyne, Bucksburn, Longhaugh and Maryfield.

Ms Milne said: “Residents across the North East will be very concerned at the proposals which will see the public counter service at stations dramatically reduced or in some cases removed. In a number of cases it has been proposed that a number of Police Stations will have no public counter provision whatsoever. This will clearly impact on community policing and ultimately many people will see this leading to closures.”