Football fans heading to Rangers FC first game in division three are being reminded to obey stadium rules and local by-laws ahead of the weekend.
The Glasgow-based side will take on Peterhead FC at Balmoor Stadium on Saturday.
Police are warning fans that anyone caught drinking in public places faces criminal prosecution and that fans trying to gain access to the opposition side of the ground will be ejected.
Match commander, Chief Inspector Allan Ross, said: "I know many people in the local community are looking forward to Saturday's game. The match is a sell out and has attracted significant interest in Peterhead, across the north-east as well as from further afield.
"For many fans, it will be the first time they've been to a match at Balmoor Stadium or visited Peterhead so it is important that they take note of some of the special arrangements which are in place for designated sporting events. Indeed, I would urge even those who regularly attend matches at Balmoor to take a minute to familiarise themselves with the stadium rules and regulations, some of which will be different from what people are used to for Saturday's fixture.
"Specific details are available online at the Peterhead FC website however, in particular, I would like to make visitors aware that the consumption of alcohol in public places in Peterhead is prohibited by a local authority by-law. Those caught will have the alcohol confiscated and face potential prosecution."
He said the "strict segregation" will be in place between fans.
Supporters are advised to arrive early and have been warned that they may be subject to searches by stewards or police. No containers, alcohol, large flags or flares will be allowed into the stadium.
Mr Ross added: "We acknowledge that the over-whelming majority of supporters attending these events will behave responsibly and enjoy themselves, showing respect to not just other football fans but for everyone else in the community.
"I would like to assure supporters that we will take firm action against anyone whose inappropriate behaviour threatens to spoil the occasion for the majority."
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