Scottish Government launch '˜Letters from Scotland' campaign to tackle hate crime

The Scottish Government are launching a new eye-catching campaign addressing racists, homophobes and more in a bid to tackle hate crime in Scotland.

Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2018, 7:02 pm
An example of some of the advertising that will be placed by Police Scotland
An example of some of the advertising that will be placed by Police Scotland

The ‘Letters from Scotland’ campaign is being launched in a bid to highlight hate crimes and tackle a number of issues in the country.

The advertising campaign, produced in partnership with Police Scotland,includes open letters to bigots, racists, transphobes and more on behalf of the Scottish people.

It is hoped that by raising issues seen across the country and tackling them in a positive manner, it will result in more reporting of hate crime.

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Last year there were over 5,300 charges of hate crime reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland.

However, officers believe there are many more incidents that go unreported.