Protest under COVID-19, 24 April 2021

SCALP have just published a major update to our guide to the Scottish Covid rules, incorporating changes made from four seperate sets of rule changes. There are new simplified limits on outdoor gatherings and new exemptions for trade union pickets. Irrespective of any rule changes, the whole of Scotland is now moved to Level 3…

Brand new Guide to Activism + Glossary published

SCALP have published our most comprehensive resource on activism, Scottish law and the police. It will be useful to those in organising roles and legal support roles in and around protests and activism, as well as anyone wanting to know more about their rights. Go to the dedicated page to download the resource and our…

Protest under COVID-19, 4 January Update

Following an emergency recall of the Scottish Parliament, the Coronavirus regulations have been amended again. These changes come into force at midnight tonight.* Read our fully updated guide and know your rights. Since most of Scotland is in Level 4 already, the effect of the changes is that lockdown is back: The 6 person limit…

Protest under COVID-19, 27 November Update

New travel restrictions were announced on 20 November 2020. This is a major change to the Coronavirus regulations which give the police powers to fine people for crossing local authority boundaries or the Scottish border. Exemptions are varied though, covering basic activities like essential shopping, visiting vulnerable people, or going about your work. These are…

Protest under COVID-19, 2 November Update

New COVID-19 regulations are now in force in Scotland. The new regulations are due to remain until the end of March, so it’s worth getting your head round them. As well as setting out the restrictions on informal gatherings for different local authorities, the regulations also include new powers for police and local authorities to…

Protest under COVID-19, 12 October Update

New Coronavirus regulations were published on Friday 9 Oct and expire on 26 October. Despite new restrictions on sport and closures of pubs and cafes there appear to be no new restrictions on other outdoor gatherings. You can still meet outside in groups if either: * You’re six people or fewer from one or two…

Protest under COVID-19, 7 October Update

The Scottish Government regulations on COVID-19 were last updated on 25 September. This is the law – it’s what the police can enforce: The law says you can meet outside in groups if either: * You’re six people or fewer from one or two households. OR * It’s for an activity organised by a named…

Black Lives Matter: Justice for Slaves, 20 June

Scottish Activist Legal Project is providing Legal Observers and a Back Office for the Black Lives Matter: Justice for Slaves demonstration in Edinburgh, 20 June. The legal phone number is also available for people participating in the ‘Glasgow Says No To Racism’, rally on Saturday morning. Our aim, as always, is to combat police abuse…

COVID-19 Phase 1 Briefing

We have published a briefing to help you know your rights under Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 regulations. The briefing is also available as a series of info cards. Read this and all our Coronavirus guidances on our special page here.

Black Lives Matter in Scotland, 7 June 2020

We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests across the World. Scottish Activist Legal Project are providing Legal Observers, guidance, and back office support for the protests in Glasgow and Edinburgh on Sunday 7 June 2020. The poster below has the key info to help you protect yourself and others at these rallies,…