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In brief for 15 December 2010

ATM damage

ON Tuesday police reported that a cash machine outside the Santander bank on Lerwick’s Commercial Street was damaged over the previous weekend and have appealed for any witnesses to contact Lerwick police station.

Prescriptions warning

PEOPLE taking prescribed drugs are being advised to order any repeat prescriptions in time for the Christmas break.

NHS Scotland has launched its Be Ready for Winter campaign as threats of more freezing weather threatens deliveries.

The national health board is advising people to make sure their medicine cabinets are fully stocked and that repeat prescriptions are ordered no later than 20 December.

Doctors’ surgeries will stay open until Christmas Eve, close for four days until 29 December and close again on New Years Day, reopening on 5 January.

Abuse helpline

A NEW telephone counselling service for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse has been launched in Scotland.

The Trauma Counselling Line Scotland is a free and fully confidential service staffed by qualified, experienced counsellors.

The service’s leader Eileen Hone said: “It’s a counselling service available over the phone, it’s free and men can access it anywhere in Scotland.  This has not been available before, there’s nothing else filling this need.”

The helpline is open from 5pm to 7pm Monday to Wednesday and 11am to 2pm on Thursday and Friday. The number to call is 08088 020406. Messages can be left and will be returned.