Safety and travel advice ahead of dance music event in Edinburgh

Published 05 April 2019

Police in Edinburgh are issuing travel and safety advice ahead of this weekend's dance music event at Ingliston.

On Saturday 6th April, 'Rezerection - One Night Only' will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, with over 50 artists and DJs set to perform throughout the 13-hour event.

Doors open at 1pm and the final performance of the evening concludes at 2am on Sunday 7th April.

Around 5500 dance music fans are expected to attend Rezerection and an appropriate police presence will be in place inside and around the venue to keep the public safe, manage traffic around Ingliston and deter any criminal activity.

Anyone coming along is advised to plan their journey in advance and to ensure they know how they are getting to and from the arena.

In addition, attendees are reminded that drugs and weapons are strictly prohibited and anyone found in possession of such items will not be allowed entry and will face further police action.

Chief Inspector Jordana Emerson, Event Commander for Rezerection, said: "We have a wealth of experience in policing the large-scale musical performances that take place at the Royal Highland Centre and we are confident this will be a safe and enjoyable event for those in attendance.

"The public have a vital role to play, however, in helping us keep everyone safe by ensuring they do not behave in a manner that puts themselves or others at risk.

"Rezerection's organisers have made it perfectly clear that they are operating a zero-tolerance policy in relation to drugs with full searches in place for everyone entering the venue, supported by ourselves. Should you be found in possession of any illegal substances or any other illicit items, then you will be refused entry and will face arrest or other appropriate police action.

"While the Royal Highland Centre has visitor parking, a large event like this will mean lengthy waits to enter and leave the car park, so where possible, please consider utilising public transport. Edinburgh's buses, trams and taxi services can drop you off close to the arena entrance and will cut down any waiting times in relation to parking or exiting the venue.

"Our Police Scotland website has a lot of really useful advice on keeping yourself safe during a night out and making sure you get to and from your event safely. You can check this information out by visiting www.scotland.police.uk."


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