An Aberdeen MP has written to the city council urging them to help people feel safe at night in a park.
The move comes after a campaign was started to bring more lighting to Seaton Park, which students living in Hillhead halls use as a shortcut to the University of Aberdeen main campus.
MP Kirsty Blackman, who represents the Aberdeen North constituency, said: “As Aberdeen has such long nights in the winter, folk travelling even in the early evening can find themselves in darkness. Seaton Park is often used by students at night, because it’s a handy shortcut.
“Increased lighting would help improve safety for both students and other members of the public.”
The SNP MP has written to the local authority urging them to consider options to improve safety.
Glenn Ferguson, 26, who lives at Hillhead halls, launched the campaign after growing concerned about people walking through winter darkness to get to lectures.
He said: “You can be walking home from university in the winter months at around 4pm or 5pm and it’s pitch black with hundreds of students walking through there.”
Tillydrone Inspector Darren Bruce said police were happy to get involved with any scheme that would help people feel safer.