Festive safety tips

the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in Scotland is encouraging people to follow simple home safety tips, particularly to protect against fire over the festive season.

Families are reminded to put out candles before going to bed and never leave them burning unattended or on/near a Christmas tree, curtains or soft furnishings.

Essential tips include buying enough batteries to fit in new toys and other Christmas gifts to avoid the temptation of removing batteries from a smoke alarm and checking up on older relatives and neighbours