REVELLERS celebrating Halloween this weekend who may need support after their night out can drop into a safe area in Dunfermline Town Centre.

Police Scotland's Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit has joined forces with partner agencies The Scottish Ambulance Service, Fife Council, British Red Cross, Dunfermline Delivers, Dunfermline Street Pastors, West Fife Neighbourhood Watch, Fife Alcohol Support Services and Pubwatch to operate a safe zone on Saturday night.

Situated at Dunfermline Advice Hub, Douglas Street, from 10pm-4am, it will offer a drop-in venue for people who may have been separated from their friends, suffering effects from excessive alcohol consumption or requiring minor medical assistance for party-goers.

The Safe Zone is a response to the risks of over-consumption of alcohol, which can increase peoples’ vulnerability, and their chance of becoming a victim of crime.

Constable David Moffatt, from Fife Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit and coordinator of the Safe Zone, said: “The Safe Zone will return this weekend prior to again being available for people over the Festive season should they require some support on a night out.

“This is a joint initiative with a number of partner agencies and through collaboration with our partners we are committed to working to keep people safe. I would like to thank the Dunfermline Advice Hub and Furniture Plus who have kindly donated the use of their premises.”

The last admission to the safe zone is at 3.30am.