NEW students were today being reminded to stay safe while out in the city.
Thousands of students have been arriving in Aberdeen for the start of a new academic year.
Police Scotland were urging people to drink responsibly, look after their friends, plan how they are getting home and keep their valuables safe.
The University of Aberdeen’s Freshers’ Week is currently under way, while Robert Gordon University’s Freshers’ events kick-off on Saturday, September 19.
Sgt Michael Stobie, of the city centre policing team, said: “We want students to have fun but want to remind them to stay safe as well.
“We fully anticipate that students will want to experience the vibrant nightlife that Aberdeen offers, but we make no apology in reminding them of some simple safety advice. Students should plan their journey home by looking at bus timetables and always make sure they use licensed taxis.
“It is also important they look after valuables such as mobile phones. People wouldn’t normally leave £400 on the table, so why leave a phone of the same value.”