T in the Park revellers urged to keep themselves safe

2812001 SSHC titp 2012 'the gates open at T in the Park 2012 - at T in the Park 2012, Balado, Kinross

2812001 SSHC titp 2012 'the gates open at T in the Park 2012 - at T in the Park 2012, Balado, Kinross

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With only a few days to go until this year’s T in the Park gets underway Police Scotland has called on revellers to have fun but keep themselves safe.

Tens of thousands of people travel to the festival, which will be policed, for the first time, by Police Scotland.

Superintendent Rick Dunkerley, Event Commander for T in the Park said: “This is the first year that Police Scotland is responsible for the policing of the event and we welcome the input from officers and staff who are having their first T-experience.

“Our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities, including the community that gathers for the weekend at T in the Park. We want people to have fun and enjoy what is sure to be another excellent festival.

“At the same time we want them to look after themselves, have respect for others and be mindful that what is against the law in Scotland is also against the law within any festival venue on Scotland.”

Police Scotland will take action against drugs dealers and drugs misuse.

Public warnings have been issued recently in relation to the dangers of taking ecstasy, or indeed tablets being passed off as ecstasy. They are illegal and they are potentially extremely dangerous.

Likewise, legal highs are dangerous and are not permitted at T in the Park.

Excessive alcohol consumption is a factor in crimes of disorder and violence. It also poses real health risks and can result in what would have been a memorable day being hard to recall.

Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, eat regularly and slow your pace when drinking alcohol.