The Open Championship

Our Events Planning Team were in St Andrew’s, Fife last week for the first of our pre-event walkrounds for this year’s 150th Open Championship. Our first team are on the ground in 2 weeks time for the build phase which will see them based there for the next 5 months in these picturesque surroundings which is renowned as the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world.

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Remember Remember

The Fearless Scotland campaign empowers young people to #BeFearless in speaking up about fireworks misuse and deliberate fire raising 100% anonymously at Fearless.org More info - bit.ly/ScotlandFireworks

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Project Servator

#ProjectServator is a policing tactic that aims to disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public. Highly visible and unpredictable deployments will be carried out across the country by police officers specially trained to identify individuals who may be planning or preparing to commit a crime. Key to the success of Project Servator is the support of security partners like ourselves, businesses and the general public to be extra eyes and ears for the Police, reporting anything that doesn’t seem right, to help make it even harder for criminals to succeed. The campaign aims to support operational policing in helping to build a network of vigilance and encourage the reporting of suspicious or unusual activity. You can report suspicious activity online via this link - https://act.campaign.gov.uk/

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The SIA granted your licence with certain legal conditions

The SIA granted your licence with certain legal conditions, which they have listed here. Some of the conditions require you to tell the SIA if your personal details change. You must tell the SIA of any: • convictions, cautions or warnings you have received for a relevant criminal offence (as listed in the Get Licensed booklet) • charges against you for a relevant criminal offence • changes to your name • changes to your address • changes to your right to work in the UK You can do this from the 'Notify the SIA' tab in your SIA online account. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your licence, so please remember to tell us and the SIA of any changes to your personal details. You do not need to contact the SIA if your details have not changed.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health. The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 21st year and runs from 10-16 May. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’. Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways. Find out more about Mental Health Awareness and get involved at >https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved

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Specialist Services

Our Specialist Services Division has had a busy couple of weeks as the preparation planning gets underway for some of our Corporate Buildings ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November. Circa 1 million protestors will descend on Glasgow City Centre during this period, the questions we’d ask: Are you prepared? Can we assist in your Mitigation Planning? Would your business benefit from a high-quality Penetration Test? Do you require any of our attached Specialist Services?

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Security Scotland’s Training Division Complete Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management

Security Scotland’s Training Division Complete Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management This week Security Scotland’s Training Division completed its first ever Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management Course (Safety Officer) at our Glasgow head office. Industry experts Chris Baker and David Brannan opened the five-day course, setting the scene for the qualification and giving a detailed overview of the modules. Security Scotland’s management team were joined by several new Safety Officers from around the country as well as a couple of independent safety consultants. To help bring the training content to life, we were joined by several subject matter experts from across the country: The Role of the Safety Officer (Bob Park – Motherwell FC) Safety Certificates (Stuart McLeod – South Lanarkshire Council) Security Industry Authority (Ronnie Megaughin – SIA) Risk Fans / Ultra Groups (Inspector Marian McLean – Police Scotland) CT / Behavioural Detection (Superintendent Pat O’Callaghan - Police Scotland) Police Free Football (Alan Marshall –

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