Hate Crime

There's no place for hate crimes in Scotland

Police officers and staff throughout Scotland are committed to ensuring that the European Championships in Glasgow are safe and secure for everyone, regardless of their background. In Scotland, verbally or physically attacking someone because of their disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity is a hate crime.

If you experience or witness hate crime while within Scotland please report it to:

  • Police Scotland (policing for mainland Scotland) by telephoning 999 (emergency) or 101 (non emergency);
  • British Transport Police (policing the Scottish rail and underground networks) by telephoning 999 (emergency) or 0800 40 50 40 (non emergency), or by texting 61016 (non emergency);
  • In person at any police office;
  • Through a Third Party Reporting Centre (click here for more information regarding online and Third Party Reporting sites).

“Tackling hate crime is central to building the Scotland that we all want to see - a Scotland free from hatred, prejudice, discrimination and bigotry, and a country where trust, respect and understanding underpin the way we live our lives.”

The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing

Scottish Parliament, June 7th 2018