There’s no place for hate in Scotland. Report it to stop it.
This is from the Scottish Government who have launched a hate crime campaign to put an end to hate crime in Scotland.
Through a series of attention grabbing letters, the campaign speaks directly to witnesses of hate crime by using emotive language to highlight the different forms hate crime takes and encourages everyone to report hate crime if they see it.
Here are some of the messaging:
- In Scotland, the law recognises hate crimes as motivated by prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity and disability
- Hate crime can be verbal or physical. It is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated
- In the last year there were over 5,300 charges of hate crime reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland, with many other incidents not being reported to the police.