Workshops and Trainings

Upcoming dates:

Please visit our Action Network page to sign up to SCALP trainings. Upcoming trainings are also announced on our social media.


Know Your Rights Trainings

This workshop aims to facilitate learning around a variety of useful things related to your rights to protest in Scotland. Things we’ll touch on include, how to talk or not talk with Police if you are approached, your rights when it comes to things like Stop and Search, how to identify who’s who within the policing team at protests, and what to expect and how to support yourself and each other.

Legal Observer Trainings

Legal Observers (LOs) are volunteers who monitor the police at protests and actions to help curb police violence and support activists.

This training is for anyone who wants to provide legal support for their own group or community in Scotland, or join SCALP’s pool of LOs. LO’s are a crucial part of a legal support infrastructure and work with back office and arrestee support volunteers to make sure people know their rights and are supported when taking part in protests.

This training will be part presentation, part optional interactive activities to give you all the information you need to be an effective LO.