National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Did you know it’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week? Across the country events will be happening to spread the word that abuse targeted at someone because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, or because they have a disability or are transgender is a crime and will not be tolerated in Scotland.

As a third party reporting centre, we want to do what we can to support this message. So we headed along to Central Station in Glasgow this morning for the launch of the week’s activities in Glasgow and the announcement that Glasgow Central Station is the first transport hub in Glasgow to become a third party reporting centre. This means that travellers coming through the station no longer have to find a police officer if they have been subjected to or have witnessed a hate crime. Now they can approach any staff member who will be able to support them to report it.

Keep an eye out for the campaign over the next week and you can find out more about third party reporting on the Police Scotland website.