Take care on last Festival weekend

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REVELLERS still enjoying the final weekend of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are being urged to get home safe.

Chief Inspector Gavin Phillip, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: “Edinburgh is a great place to visit for a night out, and we are keen that people enjoy themselves on the final weekend of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“While the city centre is a safe place, extended licensing hours may lead to people drinking more than usual, leaving them vulnerable to potentially risky situations.

“We would urge revellers to drink sensibly, and to consider what steps they can take to ensure they get home safely at the end of the night.

“It is advisable for people to ensure their mobile phone is fully charged before they go out, and if for any reason you lose your mobile, then you should keep a list of emergency numbers and some spare change if you need to make a call.

“I would urge people to make use of these transport options, and to plan ahead to ensure they get home safely.”