City drinkers are being warned against binge drinking this festive season.
In the final days to running up to Christmas and New Year, police said that they are maintaining operations and initiatives to keep people safe and to reduce alcohol related violence and disorder.
This latest message comes in a bid to protect the public from the minority of people who ignore warnings and allow themselves to get excessively drunk and become violent, offensive or threatening.
Assistant Chief Constable David Shaw, who heads the force's anti-violence campaign, said: "We want people to enjoy themselves this Christmas and
New Year, but most importantly we want people to be safe.
"We will not wait for an incident to take place, but will visit premises to engage with staff and customers in a positive manner- and as early in an evening as possible."
Less traditional venues will also be policed with supermarkets, street-food stalls and suburban areas being targeted by officers.
Police are also reminding revellers to think ahead when they go out and to plan how they are going to get home.
Drinkers are advised to pre-book a taxi instead of flagging one down or organise a lift from friends or parents. ..SUPL: