A Highland League football team will be hit with a bill of more than £4,000 for the policing operation at a high-profile Scottish Cup tie.
Fraserburgh FC played Rangers in the dream fourth round encounter on January 31.
The Broch lost the match 3-0 at Bellslea Park. The club had to go to extra lengths to provide security on the grounds to make sure football fans and players were safe at the big event.
It has now been landed with a bill for £4,327.20 for the force’s efforts inside the ground, with officers, dog units and vehicles outside being deemed as a “core policing duty”.
A huge steel gate, also known as a public order barrier, was the only additional security measure brought in by police and it was set up at the stadium’s away end.
Only two arrests were made at the event, although it was marred after fake tickets were allegedly used by supporters to get into the ground.
Shadow justice secretary Liam Kerr has praised the force’s efforts for making sure it went without major incident. He said: “Police Scotland are to be commended for making sure the Fraserburgh game went so well.”