The firm behind forth-coming shows at Dundee’s Slessor Gardens is to review security following the terror attack in Manchester.
The Liz Hobbs Group said it is taking the step after a suicide bomber killed 22 people — including children — and injured 59 others following a pop concert at the Manchester Arena.
UB40 appeared at the first large-scale gig in Slessor Gardens on Saturday. Little Mix and X-Factor finalist Ollie Murs are due to perform in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, there was a heavier presence of armed officers in Dundee yesterday — most notably at the city’s railway station — where two officers with guns stood guard near the entrance, in response to the heightened terror threat across the country.
New Dundee City Council leader John Alexander was also due to hold talks with police and council chiefs about the impact on the terror attack on the city.
In a statement, the Liz Hobbs Group said that “strict security measures” are in place at all of its shows, which are agreed and endorsed by the police and include counter-terrorism measures.
The statement added: “We would like to reassure all ticket-holders that following the incident in Manchester on Monday evening we are of course re-examining all security measures, and where any adjustments are deemed necessary, these will be implemented.”
Councillor Alan Ross, convener of Dundee’s community safety and public protection committee, said all steps would be taken to ensure people are safe at forthcoming performances.
He said: “I am very aware of what has happened in Manchester and that we have several large concerts planned for Slessor Gardens in the coming weeks.
“While you always think it won’t happen here, you can never be complacent.
“I have already spoken to Chief Superintendent Paul Anderson following the terror attack in Manchester.
“We will continue to do everything we can to keep the people of Dundee safe.
“We will work closely with the police in the city regarding the security of the big concerts we have planned.
“The Little Mix concert will have the same type of target audience as the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
“Everything will be done to ensure the safety of the concert-goers.”
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said public safety at events would always be its “primary consideration”.
She would not comment on whether the police would re-evaluate security at the Slessor Gardens gigs.