Police Scotland

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Police Scotland (official title the Police Service of Scotland) is the single police force covering all of Scotland from 1 April 2013.

It replaced the following forces, which were based on the previous regions and island areas:

LGBT history

In 2012 the Gay Police Association protested at the proposed issuing of bibles to Scottish police officers.[1] In Dec 2021 author J K Rowling raised questions about the approach of Police Scotland to gender self identification after Police Scotland confirmed that it would record rapes by offenders with a penis as carried out by a woman if they identified as female, regardless of whether they had legally changed gender [2].


  1. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/04/23/gay-police-association-concern-over-scottish-forces-badged-bibles/
  2. The Times 13 December 2021 JK Rowling attacks ‘Orwellian’ transgender rape policy https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jk-rowling-attacks-orwellian-transgender-rape-policy-hxs7mw76h