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Aberdeen street pastors offer revellers 'safe place'

Street pastors
Image caption The street pastors will staff the unit in Little Belmont Street

Weekend revellers in Aberdeen are being offered a "safe space" in what is believed to be a Scottish first.

The city's volunteer street pastors - operating since 2007 - will staff a special lorry offering warm drinks, first aid and any support needed.

The specially-adapted 7.5 tonne former mobile health screening lorry will be parked in Little Belmont Street at weekends.

The project is being supported by Grampian Police.

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