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I have been asked by Police Scotland to pass on important information about increased security measures which I hope you will all find reassuring:
With the threat level now at 'critical', Police Scotland will be increasing their operations for protecting the security of our citizens, public institutions, businesses and public places so they can go about their daily lives as normally as possible.
UK Police and security and intelligence services are working around the clock to help keep the public safe. They have well-rehearsed plans to respond to major incidents and will be continuing to work with their partners to address the current heightened threat. You will see an increased policing and security presence across the country at key sites, such as transport hubs, ports and other crowded places to help protect communities. This increase will include more armed officers in the coming days. With respect to public events, Police Scotland are reviewing all significant events taking place within the next 14 days and will increase the security footprint around those events where it is deemed appropriate.