This observer had heard that Inverness has had Street Pastors for quite a while and that one of their purposes was to help people chill at the weekends should they be in too much of a tired and emotional state after a night out etc. The BBC site reports:
"Some patrols have handed out flip-flops to women struggling on high heels on their ways home after Friday and Saturday nights out." More on the BBC pages.
The Street Pastors site quotes Andy Burrowes MP: “Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency”
Here's the Street Pastors site. As we see from the weekly lists of incidents in the Nairnshire there are a few people that lose the plot at the weekends, if the street pastors manage to reduce that then their presence should be welcomed.