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Scotland police issue terrorism warning ahead of Edinburgh Festival

Scotland police issue terrorism warning ahead of Edinburgh Festival

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The police authorities issued a terrorism warning ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this month as they urge punters to be vigilant.

Police Scotland has revealed they are working with festival staff to ensure the iconic event is safe and secure.

It comes as part of Project Servator, with cops planning to carry out “highly visible and unpredictable” deployments in the capital to disrupt criminal activity, including terrorism.

And officers involved with the project have been engaging with networks and businesses to develop a “network of vigilance”, with festival revellers encouraged to report anything that seems suspicious.

Inspector Derek Callan, of Police Scotland’s National CT Planning Unit, said: “As part of Project Servator, we have been working closely with staff to raise awareness of hostile reconnaissance – the information gathering a criminal does when planning to commit a criminal act, including terrorist attacks.

“They are trained in how to spot the signs that this might be happening and what to do.

“There is nothing to suggest that there is a threat to the Festival, but security staff are also taking part in joint patrols with the officers to ensure the event is safe and secure.

“We all have a vital role to play in disrupting crime and I’d like everyone to have the confidence to tell us of anything that seems out place, unusual or doesn’t seem to fit in with day-to-day life.

“Reporting won’t ruin lives, but it could save them.

“If you see us in and around the Festivals, there is nothing to worry about, come and say hello and talk to the officers to find out more.”

Anyone with concerns has been urged to contact cops on 101.

Source: The Scottish Sun