A social work student has been reprimanded after she was caught with ecstasy at a music festival.
Susan Shaw, from Aberdeen, was discovered in possession of the Class A drug MDMA at Rockness in June 2012.
The Scottish Social Services Council issued Shaw with a warning which will remain on her registration for 18 months.
A report by the SSSC said: “Children and vulnerable adults have the right to expect that social service workers in whom they and the public place their trust and confidence, act responsibly.
“In being in possession of a Class A drug she committed an offence and thereby demonstrated a breach of and disregard for the law which is incompatible with the conduct expected of someone registered or expecting to be registered with the SSSC.”
The report said Shaw’s behaviour was “premeditated” as she admitted to taking the drug with her to the festival, but she had expressed genuine regret and there had been no further incidents.
It concluded Shaw had endured difficult personal circumstances at the time of the offence and there had been no harm to service users.