Ayr MSP Siobhian Brown has helped to launch a new campaign aimed at keeping young people in Scotland safe this summer.

The Minister for Victims and Community Safety was invited by Fearless, the youth service of Crimestoppers, to help launch the campaign in Glasgow.

The campaign, funded by Network Rail Scotland, will focus on key issues including pro-social behaviour, violence prevention and the importance of speaking up to make communities safer.

Lyndsay McDade, Fearless Scotland manager at Crimestoppers, said: “I’m delighted to be launching our summer campaign with support from our partners and the Minister for Victims and Community Safety.

"The summer holidays can be a challenging time for some young people without the structure and safety of school, so it’s vital that they’re aware of key ways to keep themselves and their friends safe and making positive choices.

“We hope all young people in Scotland have a happy, safe summer. Remember, if you know information about crime, you can speak up at fearless.org 100 per cent anonymously 24/7, 365 days a year.”

Ms Brown said: “I welcome the launch of the Fearless Summer Campaign.

"We want all young people to enjoy their summer break responsibly, so they can have fun while keeping themselves, their friends and their communities safe.

“It is vital that young people know that if they see any behaviour that concerns them, they can report it anonymously through Fearless, either online at Fearless.org or by calling 0800 555 111.”