20th June 2019

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

20th June 2019

Police in Dundee get involved with Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail

Police Scotland is supporting the Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail, which is taking place across the country this summer, with its very own PC Murdoch challenge. The OWBBT is a nationwide art trail with 200 life-size statues of Scottish icon Oor Wullie installed across five cities. One very special statue has been painted in the style of PC Murdoch, the comic constable who always tries his best to keep Wullie out of trouble.

https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/gallery-police-in-dundee-get-involved-with-oor-wullie-big-bucket-trail/

Ross-shire’s new top cop outlines pledge to keep area amongst safest in UK

The new man in charge of policing in Ross-shire this week pledged to do everything in his power to ensure the county remains “one of the safest areas to live, work and visit anywhere in the UK”. Chief Inspector Jamie Wilson made his remarks after being confirmed by Police Scotland as the new area commander for the North Highland region.
He now assumes responsibility for the Ross-shire, Sutherland and Caithness areas – one of the largest geographical command areas in the UK.

https://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk/news/new-man-at-the-helm-of-police-in-ross-shire-outlines-top-priorities-179441/

MP Ross Thomson accused of ‘peddling rubbish’ about drug fix rooms

A police watchdog has slated Ross Thomson after the Scottish Tory MP claimed that special centres where drug users can inject themselves safely and hygienically don’t work.
He said Thomson’s comments were “outrageously misleading” and contrary to the findings of academic studies – and that Thomson not be allowed to “peddle such rubbish unchallenged”.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/17716767.mp-ross-thomson-accused-of-peddling-rubbish-about-drug-fix-rooms/

Holyrood committee backs workplace parking change to Transport Bill

Scotland’s councils are a step nearer to being able to introduce a workplace parking levy after MSPs backed the change during a debate on new transport legislation. Members of Holyrood’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee voted by six to five to allow a parking levy, with the SNP and Greens for and other parties opposing.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/17717338.holyrood-committee-backs-workplace-parking-change-to-transport-bill/

 

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