Taxi marshals prepare for 'mad Friday'

Taxi marshals prepare for 'mad Friday'

Office party Friday preparations under way for Elgin's taxi marshals as part of the Safer Streets campaign

As hundreds of workers celebrate the festive season with the annual work parties, taxi marshals took up their positions today as part of the Safer Streets Christmas campaign.

The initiative is now in its tenth year and is designed to ensure revelers enjoy the festivities safely.

Steve Robertson of Saltaire Security who will be providing the taxi marshals in Elgin town centre said: “We have been supporting the Moray Community Safety Partnership in this role for over ten years and we are pleased to be part of the campaign again this year. This is a great time of year to have fun and celebrate Christmas in Elgin town centre and our guys are there simply to help ensure that people can stay safe.”

Taxi operators say they appreciate the marshals keeping order at the taxi ranks.

Chris McRae of Chris’s taxis said: “Safe streets is a good thing. It’s great to see people out on the town enjoying their night out and keeping the taxi queue orderly is big help and a contribution to keeping people safe.”

The Safer Streets campaign is funded by Moray Community Safety Partnership and the Moray Drug and Alcohol Partnership to provide additional police officers, taxi marshals and Red Cross for all weekends in December on Elgin’s High Street.

Pic from left to right :  Community Team Sergeant Michael Irwine; Chris McRae of Chris’s taxis; Robert Grieve and Steve Robertson of Saltaire Security.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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