Nairn and Aviemore police station reception hours cut

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The opening hours of receptions at two police stations are to be reduced from 24 hours to 12 from 1 April as part of a force's cost cutting.

Northern Constabulary said telephones on the outside of the Aviemore and Nairn stations would allow people to contact police outside those hours.

The force said the move would help it make savings in the 2011-12 budget and retain officer numbers above 761.

Sixteen stations across the force area are also to close.

Willie Maclennan, an area commander at Northern Constabulary, said the public would still be able to contact police when the receptions were shut.

He said: "Police officers will still be on patrol and working within the community, as usual, 24 hours a day.

"People can also still speak to an officer at any time by telephoning your local police station.

"Outwith reception hours, calls will be diverted to the area command headquarters and local officers will be deployed if a response is required."

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