An innovative scheme aimed at helping vulnerable people and curbing late-night anti-social behaviour and violence in Perth begins this weekend.
Street pastors hit the streets tomorrow to offer support to pub-goers, clubbers and anyone in need of aid.
It is hoped the concept will help to reduce crime at key periods by up to 85%, something already achieved in 17 towns and cities in England.
Each street pastor is a member of one of Perth’s churches who has decided to dedicate their weekend to seeing fellow Perth residents home safely from their night out.
They should be easy to spot as financial support from Perth Common Good Fund and the Church of Scotland has enabled them to dress in distinctive blue jackets and baseball caps.
• Full story at the Dundee Courier.