New anti-terrorism barriers planned at Edinburgh Festival

New anti-terrorism barriers planned at Edinburgh Festival
 

High security barriers which would sound an alert if a vehicle hits them are being considered for highly crowded areas of Edinburgh during major festivals and events.
"Hostile mitigation barriers" are being proposed for city centre streets such as the Royal Mile, George Street, The Mound and St Andrew Square.
Current barriers in the High Street are owned by the Home Office.
They are to be removed in a year, which would make way for new council ones.
One idea is to have two strong "ribbons" across the road which would slow down and then stop a vehicle on impact.
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10 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 39
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