Fraserburgh & District Community Safety Group launched a special safety device at the weekend’s Super Saturday event.
‘Message in a Bottle’ aims to help the elderly, or those living alone, in case of emergency.
The safety group had a stall at the monthly event for the first time on Saturday and was delighted with the response from the public.
Group chair, Cllr Brian Topping, said that the small device is in the form of a plastic bottle with a cap which contains all medical and emergency contact details.
“You put the basic medicine and contact details in the bottle and then it goes in the fridge. Apparently this is the best place for it in case of fire etc,” he said.
“You then get a special sticker for the front of the fridge which lets people know that the bottle is in there with all the relevant details in case of emergency.
“It’s quite a simple thing but could save lives. We managed to give away dozens of them on Saturday in conjunction with Voluntary Action.
“We will be getting more of these in due course and they are completely free of charge.”
Cllr Topping said that Gaby Beattie from Voluntary Action had been guest speaker at the recent meeting of the safety group and had now become a partner.
“Gaby came along and helped out at the stall on Saturday along with a few of our committee members.
“We hope to be a regular feature of Super Saturday from now on and hope to attend other such events throughout the town,” he said.
Meanwhile, the safety group has announced that there will be a Fraserburgh beach clean held on Saturday, August 27 for all interested in helping out.
“We are delighted that once again we have sponsorship from Tesco for the clean-up and anyone wishing to help should be there at 9am sharp.
“We will be meeting between the Tigerhill Cafe and the seashore centre and the clean-up should take around three hours max,” said Cllr Topping.
“We will be focusing on the beach and the surrounding dunes area.
“There will be a barbecue afterwards so that the hungry helpers can enjoy a burger and a soft drink.
“Hopefully the weather will be good and we will have a lot of helpers turn up.”