MORE streetlights, security and transport options have been called for following discussions about how to make Dunfermline safer for women and girls.

Around 70 people attended a meeting at the Glen Pavilion on Sunday with the aim of discovering what can be done to improve places like the Glen, or life for female school pupils.

Sue Hampson, who organised the event alongside Dee Ramsay, said there was a range of different stands and speakers, while attendees were also given the opportunity to discuss ideas among themselves.

Dunfermline Press: Three speakers took part in the event. Three speakers took part in the event. (Image: David Wardle.)

She heard from several women who said they were scared of going out after 10pm because they don't feel safe, while others said more training for bartenders would be welcomed.

Improving the lighting in areas such as Pittencrieff Park and Duloch Park was also suggested.

Sue said: "There is a need for all pubs to adopt Ask for Angela (a code phrase used to indicate to staff that a person requires help with a situation).

"We will take that to policymakers and talk to them about what we felt was important.

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"One area was police, we need more police on the streets, more community police about.

"The bus station also needs a security presence."

There was also conversation surrounding drink-spiking concerns and how to make women more aware of the services available to them.

Speakers at the event included a teacher from Queen Anne High School who mentors on violence prevention.

Dunfermline Press: Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (FRASAC) hosted a stall. Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (FRASAC) hosted a stall. (Image: David Wardle.)

There was also a representative from the Scottish Trade Union's Congress (STUC) Safe Home Campaign, which looks at ensuring safe travel home for those working in the leisure industry, and Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre.

Sue continued: "We hope this is the beginning of a conversation and it is important it comes from citizens of Dunfermline.

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"It shows how many women don't feel safe, there were parents who are fearful about their girls growing up, there were lots of different people there.

"Lots and lots of people came to be part of it.

"This can be the beginning of a conversation which can lead to changes in culture and attitudes."