Stornoway Police Open Day celebration

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STORNOWAY Police Station will host an ‘Open Day’ to acknowledge and celebrate the 38 years of Northern Constabulary providing Policing Services in the Western Isles.

On April 1st this year, the current eight Scottish Forces amalgamate to become Police Scotland.

And the day before – Saturday, March 30th – Northern Constabulary in Stornoway will mark the milestone with the ‘Open Day’ which will run from 10am to 3pm (admission is free).

PC Cameron Ross, of Stornoway Police, said: “This is quite a special event, certainly the first one we have had in the last 20 years to my knowledge.

“There are several reasons behind it. One is to help our local community understand what we are doing to make the public feel safe. There is a lot of valuable work going on behind the scenes which our communities in the Western Isles don’t normally get to see.

“Second, it is a great way to mark the 38 years of Northern Constabulary before becoming part of Police Scotland

“And thirdly it’s also a chance for anyone interested in a career within the Police in to have a chat to us about joining.”

The fun packed day will have various activities, stalls suitable for people of all ages. Members of the public will have a chance to witness behind the scenes of the newly refurbished station.

Opportunities to learn about the various Police specialisms will be available, including a presentation on Police firearms and a demonstration from the Western Isles Police dog Ollie the Collie.

Individuals interested in joining the Police, will have the opportunity to receive the latest recruitment information and speak to various officers about their duties.