[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 12 October 2006, 12:05 GMT 13:05 UK
Police to text Hogmanay revellers
Edinburgh Hogmanay revellers
Hogmanay party-goers are to receive texts from the police
Revellers at Edinburgh's Hogmanay party can receive free text messages giving them safety updates - as well as a warning not to drink too much.

Lothian and Borders Police said it will be able to send messages to thousands of people at the Princes Street party.

The messages will also include advice on what to wear and how to avoid losing friends in the crowd.

People who would like messages have been asked to text POLICE EH2 2EL to 88588.

The force said it will send messages to people who provide their mobile numbers when applying for tickets.




SEE ALSO
Capital New Year tickets on sale
07 Oct 06 |  Edinburgh and East
Bank to end Hogmanay sponsorship
19 Jul 06 |  Edinburgh and East
Festivals rake in record amounts
20 Apr 06 |  Edinburgh and East
Capital's winter festival unveiled
01 Nov 01 |  Scotland
Praise for Hogmanay revellers
01 Jan 01 |  Scotland

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific