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,…

Police powers under Lockdown

As a group, we fully support the medical and healthcare advice regarding physical distancing at this current time.  However, we are concerned about the following things and want more clarity and commitment from the Scottish Government that they have a robust plan for this: Restriction on protest Societal mental health (with lack of socialising, exercise…