Share your views and experiences of hate crime in Scotland.

Lord Bracadale has been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to undertake an independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland. He is looking at the existing offences that come under the umbrella of “hate crime” so that he can form a view as to how well the present law works; whether changes need to be made; whether the offences should be extended to cover other groups; and whether all hate crimes should be brought into one area of legislation.  More information about the current legislation.

Lord Bracadale wishes to reach out to as many individuals as possible who may have information to give and views to share with him in this important task.  As part of this process, he has prepared a short questionnaire for you to answer which will allow him better to understand what people identify as hate crime and learn about personal experiences and the impact that hate crime has had on those affected.   This includes hate crime committed online.

This is designed to be a quick survey which captures your views and should not take too much time to complete. We suggest that you use no more than 350 words for each section.  Please contact the secretariat if this causes any issues for you.

The survey can be accessed at and will be open until 12th May 2017.

It is also recommended that in order to get as wide ranging experiences as possible youth workers and others who work in communities support those who participate in their groups and communities to complete the questionnaire.

 A letter to organisations from Lord Bracadale about the review can be read here:

A hard copy version of the questionnaire can be downloaded here:

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