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Safe Highlanders

Safe Highlander 2017 Dates

  • Inverness: 8-12 May 2017
  • Fort William: 7 June 2017
  • Lairg: 12 June 2017
  • Aviemore:  16 June 2017
  • Portree:  20 June 2017
  • Dingwall: 3-5 October 2017

Safe Highlanders is an annual event that promotes community safety, health and crime prevention to pupils.

Primary 7 pupils get their chance to experience a number of potentially hazardous situations and participate in a range of simulated practical exercises.

Pupils acquire life saving skills including first aid, fire and water safety, safety on roads and internet safety. Children are also presented with the dangers of electricity, building sites and substance misuse.

After the event, children become more aware of personal safety. Potentially, they avoid becoming victims of crime, understand how to react to emergency situations and their chances of becoming good citizen’s increases.

The agencies involved in this years Inverness Safe Highlanders event are High Life Highland, The Highland Council, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, British Transport Police, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Network Rail, the Youth Action Service, Institution of Safety and Health, Scottish and Southern Energy and Fujitsu.

You can download the pupil handbook below:

Read the Safe Highlanders evaluation reports