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Have fun - whatever the weather this summer - in South Ayrshire

 05 August 2015  |  


Councillor Rita Miller, Chair of the Community Safety Partnership, members of the Community Partnership and British Transport Police at Ayr Railway station.

Councillor Rita Miller, Chair of the Community Safety Partnership, members of the Community Partnership and British Transport Police at Ayr Railway station.

Whatever the summer weather, South Ayrshire is the place to be, with lots to see and do and a warm welcome whether spending a lot of time here or just visiting for the day.

 A family friendly area, South Ayrshire has something to appeal to people of all interests and ages. The outstanding beaches in South Ayrshire are a great way for families and friends to enjoy time out in the fresh air and are a popular destination for many visitors when the sun is shining.

As well as the beaches, historical buildings, great shopping, a wide range of places to eat, a theatre, golf, tennis, horse racing, music, cycling and much more all make South Ayrshire a must visit destination.

To make sure all these great attractions can be enjoyed safely, South Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership's Safer Shores safety campaign is designed to ensure people can have fun – but stay safe – while visiting the area.

Councillor Rita Miller, Chair of the Community Safety Partnership said: "In South Ayrshire, we always give a warm welcome to visitors and ensure they have the best possible experience they can. We want people to come and have fun in a safe way and return home with happy memories, which is where our Safer Shores campaign comes in. And we can all do our bit to stay safe."

As part of the annual Safer Shores safety campaign, train travellers are being reminded that they can't drink alcohol in public places in South Ayrshire. Passengers travelling through any railway station from Glasgow to Ayr can see two display boards informing them of this and the message is also being displayed on electronic noticeboards.

And, South Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership is working with British Transport Police and Network Rail to make sure that message gets across.

Inspector Gary Brown of British Transport Police (BTP) said: "We don't want to spoil anyone's enjoyment of the Ayrshire coast but equally we will be working closely with our partners, ScotRail, South Ayrshire Council and Police Scotland, to ensure that staff and passengers can work and travel without encountering antisocial behaviour of any kind.

"Anyone who is a victim, or witnesses, criminality on the trains or at stations should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting discretely on 61016. In an emergency always call 999."

Councillor Miller concluded: "There is so much to see and do in South Ayrshire and lots of fun to be had, and our aim – alongside our partners – is to ensure that fun can be had safely. We're proud of how popular South Ayrshire is in the summer and we look forward to seeing you!"

Remember, if you are going to be out and about in the summer make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

Further information on keeping safe this summer is available from NHS UK www.nhs.uk/conditions/sunburn/.

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