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Blue Light Disco to be held in Newtonmore

Issued: 1 Sep 2010

Northern Constabulary is pleased to announce the first 'Blue Light Disco' of the new school term in Badenoch and Strathspey.

The joint initiative by officers at Aviemore and Kingussie Police stations is aimed at pupils from Kingussie High School and is to be held at Newtonmore Village Hall on Friday 3 September 2010.

Bluelight events originated in New Zealand and Australia and the concept has been adopted in other areas of Scotland since 2002.

Entry to each disco, which is strictly controlled by Police officers, is by pre-purchase of a ticket and undertaking a breath test and a search. Anyone failing the test will be denied entry and will be taken home by Police officers.

The Bluelight event gives young people the opportunity to see that fun can be had without indulging in alcohol abuse, drugs or anti-social behaviour which unfortunately some of their peers do engage in.

The aim of the Bluelight partnership is to establish a safe environment for young people to meet, free from alcohol, drugs, violence and anti-social behaviour.

It also aimed to promote positive and acceptable behaviour in a fun and friendly environment and to enhance positive relations between young people, the emergency services and partners.

Local groups and business have agreed to donate their time and assist with the event, including Ian Grover with his 'G-Force' disco and local special guest DJ - "Mo-Jo" McCulloch.

Funds raised from the event will go to Newtonmore Village Hall as part of the planned refurbishment project of the hall. Tickets for the event will be £3.00 and are available in advance from Kingussie High School.

Doors open at 7.00pm and finishes at 10.00pm giving enough time for those wanting to use the train to get back to Kingussie and Aviemore.

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