Counter demand by politicians
A public consultation must be held into proposals to close police station counter services before a final decision is made, MSPs said last night.
The Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the SNP said communities across the north and north-east must be asked for their views on the potential loss of face-to-face contact with civilian staff.
Police Scotland has proposed that front desks at Bucksburn in Aberdeen and at stations in Aboyne, Portsoy, Fochabers, Glencoe, Dornoch, Stromness, Ullapool, Benbecula and Mallaig be closed as part of a cost-cutting exercise to save £1.7billion.
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