From the 3rd of March Nairn police station public service counter will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. The station is currently open to the public from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. The information is contained in this Scottish Police document available on line here - (note Nairn is in the Scottish Police Force's N division).
The changes come with comment from Assistant Chief Constable Wayne Mawson:
"Local policing remains the bedrock of the new service. The benefits of a single service are already being felt right across the country – with national specialist resource now meaning our local community team resource is further strengthened and supported. This means all areas have access to specialist expertise and equipment whenever and wherever required, and can draw flexibly on extra officers and specialist skills when local demand requires it.
"We have listened to all the views put forward and made changes to reflect this but an effective, modern policing service must evolve to reflect the communities we serve. These changes allow us to ensure more of the right people with the right skills are available at the right time and in the right places to serve communities in a manner that reflects the way people now live their lives. The review of Public Counters has contributed to this with Police Scotland committed to maximising police officers on the street and in communities working to keep people safe and to provide the high standards of service the public expects.
"Police Scotland has introduced a range of new ways for communities to contact them, including enhanced local policing, the new 101 non-emergency number and a strong national and local online presence. Along with the telephone, this is now how most people contact the police. All divisions now have the facility for members of the public to make appointments for police officers to visit them at their convenience to report crime, accidents or other matters requiring a police response.”