RESIDENTS in Cumnock and Doon Valley are being warned not to fall victim to crime this festive season.

A new campaign, Best Bar None, is reminding punters ‘it doesn’t take much for a good night out to take a dangerous turn ’especially over Christmas. As party season is just about upon us, and the High Streets are already getting busier with shoppers trying to beat the festive rush. All this adds up to a lot more footfall, especially in busy town and city centres.

Project Coordinator, Craig Marshall, is encouraging others to ensure they don’t put themselves in any dangerous situations.

He said: “We want to ensure that everyone can enjoy a good and safe night out.

“It is in all our interests, the general public, business and the emergency services, to keep the day and night-time economy vibrant and safe places to visit.

"Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for a good night out to take a dangerous turn.

"It’s the responsibility of all venues to place the personal safety of visitors at the top of its priority list. Yes venues want everyone to have a great time and enjoy themselves, but safety must come first.”