Get frisky, not risky in Angus

Eileen McArthur, Focus on Alchohol Angus, right, with Hazel Donald, Angus CHP, left and Ogilvy Arms, Kirriemuir publican Graham Douglas promote the the valentines weekend message of Be Frisky.... not Risky. (Picture by Photos on Location, Forfar)

Eileen McArthur, Focus on Alchohol Angus, right, with Hazel Donald, Angus CHP, left and Ogilvy Arms, Kirriemuir publican Graham Douglas promote the the valentines weekend message of Be Frisky.... not Risky. (Picture by Photos on Location, Forfar)

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The Ogilvy Bar in Kirriemuir supported the Frisky Not Risky campaign again this year for St Valentine’s Day.

The campaign was supported by the Focus on Alcohol Angus and the Angus Community Health Partnership and supported widely by the Best Bar None Angus scheme.

The campaign aimed to highlight the potential risks that can be associated with the use and misuse of alcohol and how that can lead to unprotected sex resulting potentially in unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Freda Stewart, Health Improvement Manager commented: “Most people realise that by drinking too much alcohol their personal judgment is affected. 

“This affects the choices made and can result in risky, sexual behaviour.

“Choose a healthy, loving relationship and drink alcohol responsibly whilst making the right choices”.

The Best Bar None Angus scheme, a partnership developed by Angus Council, Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue  and NHS Tayside, encourages safety for customers and staff within licensed premises. 

The premises taking part in the promotion are in a position to issue free condoms to customers on request.

Eileen McArthur of Focus on Alcohol Angus said: “The Frisky Not Risky message for patrons is intended to be a humorous campaign that creates a talking point amongst customers while raising awareness of the real issues of unprotected sex.

“Last year, we heard from a number of bars and pubs that customers chatted in a lively manner about the campaign as they read the messages on their beer mats and posters around the bar or pub.

“We are hoping that by making this a talking point that people do think about the risks involved. This year we are pleased to have distributed materials again to a number of premises”.

Pictured right: Eileen McArthur, Focus on Alcohol Angus, right, with Hazel Donald, Angus CHP, left and Ogilvy Arms, Kirriemuir publican Graham Douglas promoting the the Valentine’s weekend message of Be Frisky, not Risky. (Picture by Photos on Location, Forfar)