Aberdeen has been named the safest city in Scotland, and the fourth safest in Britain, according to a new survey.

Research, carried out by personal finance firm Provident Personal Credit, saw thousands of people quizzed across the UK on how safe they felt in their home town.

Aberdeen scored an impressive 7.51 out of 10, with more than half of people surveyed saying that they frequently use local amenities in the city.

That score left the Granite City sitting pretty in fourth place, just behind Wrexham, Worcester and Aberystwyth.

The only other Scottish city to make the top 15 of the list was Edinburgh, which placed 10th.

Communities, housing and infrastructure committee vice-convener Councillor Jean Morrison said: “I’m really pleased.

“It’s a lovely place. Walking down Union Street in the evening you do feel really safe.

“A lot of that is down to Police Scotland and what they do in the city and our warden service and street pastors as well.”

Data Source: Provident

Source: Evening Express

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