The lovely summer weather is here which makes us spend more time outdoors.  We must consider risks to safety so here are a few tips to help have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Everyone wants to see our countryside and enjoy our waterways and coastline particularly with swimming pools being closed.

But please remember, any area of water, including reservoirs, canals and rivers can hold hidden dangers and this is particularly pertinent for those who might wish to swim to the islands found on the Tay as it passes through Perth.

With many stretches of water in the county being located in remote areas, help will often be some considerable time away, so take responsibility for your own actions and make sensible decisions to stay safe around waterways.

Be responsible and enjoy a safe summer by:

  • Being aware of the dangers when out hillwalking, cycling or near areas of water. Think about the risks and plan to minimise them.
  • Never underestimating the current, temperature or depth when in water.
  • Never get into the water alone and don’t go swimming after drinking alcohol.
  • If you get in trouble in water, float to live.

You can find out more about inland water safety from our partners Scottish Water.

To get more information about how to enjoy sea sports and Scotland’s coastline safely, get advice from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and HM Coastguard, and general advice about water safety is also available from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

If you see someone in difficulty or at risk at sea or along the coast always dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.


A 41 year old male has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to an assault in Stanley on Tuesday 6th June 2023.

A 39 year old male has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to various road traffic offences and a breach of the peace that took place within Stanley on Monday 5th June 2023.

A 44 year old male is to appear at court in relation to drink driving on the A90 Dundee to Perth Road near to Walnut Grove on Saturday 3rd June 2023.

A 18 year old male has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to road traffic offences at Meethill Road, Alyth on Sunday 4th June 2023

A 38 year old male appeared at court from custody in relation to an assault and robbery at Cairns Place, Perth on Sunday 4th June 2023.

During the last week 1 driver as found to be without insurance and 1 had no licence.


On Thursday 1st June 2023 between 6:30pm and 1045am on Friday 2nd June 2023 a residential property at Kincarrathie Crescent, Perth was broken into and two motor vehicles were stolen namely a black Volkswagen Golf and black Volkswagen Polo. (CR/101682/23)

Between 9pm on Wednesday 31st May 2023 and 5:15pm on Friday 2nd June 2023 a blue Peugeot 207 motor vehicle was damaged which was parked on Blackfriars Street, Perth. (CR/104433/23)

Between 3:30pm on Monday 5th June 2023 and 7:50am on Tuesday 6th June 2023 the rear windscreen of a blue Vauxhall Mokka motor vehicle was smashed whilst park in May Place, Perth. CR/104358/23

Between 11:30pm on Sunday 4th June 2023 and 7:30am on Monday 5th June 2023 a property within Old School Place, Pitlochry was vandalised with offensive graffiti using yellow spray paint. (CR/103713/23)

Between 9:30pm on Friday 2nd June 2023 and 12:18pm on Saturday 3rd June 2023, damage was caused to a Black Ford Ranger motor vehicle which was parked in a car park at Murray Place, Stanley. (CR/104339/23)

On Saturday 3rd June 2023 between 4pm and 5:30pm various garden items were stolen from a residential property at Strathearn Terrace, Crieff. (CR/104175/23)

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident.  Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.