Advice to fans ahead of Ross County - Rangers

Published 25 January 2018

Police in the Highlands are urging football supporters to enjoy themselves safely and responsibly as Ross County prepare to welcome Rangers to Dingwall this weekend.

A sizable crowd is expected for the Scottish Premiership match, which will kick-off at 2pm on Sunday, January 28.

Fans are advised to leave enough time for their journey so they arrive early.

Members of the public not going to the match are reminded that the roads and public transport around Dingwall before and after the game will be busier than usual and to plan their journeys accordingly.

Police Scotland match commander Chief Inspector Iain MacLelland said: "We want to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy the match in a safe, trouble-free environment.

"Any form of anti-social behaviour will be firmly dealt with so the overwhelming majority of fans can enjoy their day in a positive manner.

"It is best to plan your journey so you arrive in plenty of time as later arrivals will face queues and could miss the start of the match.

"We will be working with the club and stewards and checks will be carried out to ensure alcohol is not taken into the stadium.

"We will also be checking buses traveling to the match

"Anyone arriving drunk will be refused entry and runs the risk of arrest.

"Many incidents we deal with at football matches involve excessive consumption of alcohol so I would urge people not to let themselves or their club down by spoiling what is always an enjoyable day and traditionally been a great event.

"We hope everyone enjoys the day and travels safely to and from the match."

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