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Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Highlands and Islands MSP David Stewart

MSP delighted as his drug driving campaign prompts new legislation

MSP David Stewart’s campaign for a clamp down on drug drivers will come to fruition at the end of this year with the announcement the Scottish Government intends to bring in new legislation.

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Police - meeting changing demands

Police - meeting changing demands

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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Creating a force fit for the future

Creating a force fit for the future

In this ever-changing world we now live in, how do you create a police force that is fit for the future?

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Crofting Commission

Crofting Commission

The Crofting Commission on Monday confirmed it had been notified by Police Scotland that it has concluded the enquiry into the circumstances surrounding grant monies obtained from the Western Isles Council to the Upper Coll Grazings Committee, which was referred to it for investigation by the appointed Grazings Constable.

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On average, an offence is reported every two hours in Scotland.

Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

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Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for cybercrime - has warned of a new tool in the arsenal of online fraudsters.

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If you are concerned about the images you or a loved one is viewing online, then the Stop it Now! Get Help website could be the answer.

Stop looking at child abuse online - get help now

There are grey areas. It’s not me who did it so I’m not responsible. They are smiling so they must be enjoying it.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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Paige Doherty

Judges to issue written decision on Paige Doherty killer’s appeal

Judges are to issue a written decision on an appeal to reduce the 27-year sentence of Paige Doherty’s killer.

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Kilsyth police officer  found guilty of domestic abuse against three females

Kilsyth police officer found guilty of domestic abuse against three females

A Kilsyth police officer who worked and lived in Cumbernauld is currently behind bars and awaiting a jail sentence for domestic violence.

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Appeal for information following discovery of offensive posters

Appeal for information following discovery of offensive posters

Police in Stornoway are carrying out enquires into reports of a number of offensive posters that have been erected in Stornoway.

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Update to 999 disruption

Update to 999 disruption

Earlier today (Monday) Police Scotland was made aware by British Telecom of partial failure of the 999 service affecting LANDLINE telephone lines in the following areas:

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Driver across the country admitted to driving while over the drink drive limit.

Survey reveals extent of motorists’ bad behaviour

Road users across the UK have confessed their driving misdemeanours as part of a new survey with some unsettling results.

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Man stabbed during fight at O2 Academy

Man stabbed during fight at O2 Academy

Police are appealing for information after a 29-year-old man was stabbed in the O2 Academy in the Gorbals early on Saturday.

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