Police Scotland Argyll & West Dunbartonshire 

Rural crime event at Oban Livestock Centre on Tuesday the 9th of May from 10.30am
With representatives from Police Scotland, NFU Mutual, NFUS and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in attendance.
Come and learn or practice the life-saving skill of CPR along with demos of how to use a defibrillator in return for a free cuppa tea!
A limited number of Selectadna vehicle marking kits will also be made available for members on the day.  All welcome! #ScottishPARC
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Police Scotland Argyll & West Dunbartonshire

For starters, a 34-year-old male has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for driving his vehicle at 51mph in a 30mph zone whilst a 38-year-old female has been reported for driving her vehicle at 52mph in a 30mph zone.
One woman, Janis Hamill, said: “Perhaps all the drivers who choose to drive everywhere at 40mph could equally be charged . In a 30mph zone they do 40mph, in 60mph zone they do 40mph. Oh and they never Indicate and clearly don’t use mirrors.”
Caz Jackson said: “Drivers who sit in the right hand lane of a two lane dual carriageway and don’t return to the left lane after passing a vehicle, when there are massive gaps between vehicles in that lane (rule 137 of Highway Code) should stop doing that.  Sitting at mph in a 70mph with a queue of vehicles building up behind them is really bad, but they don’t care and don’t think that they are the problem.”

Police Scotland Argyll & West Dunbartonshire

    • The misconception is that learning these valued skills can be unnerving. However, our young volunteers often remind us they are easy, memorable and fun to learn. Once taught, you will never forget the basics.

      Police Scotland

      With the bird nesting season well underway, Police Scotland officers across the country are reminding people and businesses that nests are protected by law and it is an offence to cause any damage to them under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
      A nest is protected from when the first twig is laid or the first daub of mud is stuck on a wall.
      At this time of year people tend to carry out maintenance on their homes and gardens not realising that nests, even those not fully formed, may be damaged whilst doing so.
      Likewise, businesses, particularly those in the building sector, need to be aware that clearance of any hedging or trees which damages a nest or the closing up of spaces which birds have used as access to their nests, hence obstructing a bird from returning to its nest, are also offences.
      Preventative measures to stop future nest building, should be taken during winter or non-breeding season. This may include extensive cut back of vegetation, putting up nets or spikes or filling in small holes in the stonework of your house. Also, beware you are not filling in the access to a bat roost.
      Guidance on general Wildlife Crime can be found on Police Scotland website:
      Specifically on bird crime, there is info on the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) website.
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