Scotland has its own distinct legal system that is similar in many respects to the English legal system, but is not always the same.   

Scottish Law

Law in England & Wales

Law Enforcement

  • Lothian and Borders Police Edinburgh's local police force. The site carries crime stats, appeals for information on missing person and murder cases, jobs and recruitment details and police publications.
  • Scottish Police Services Authority Governance and services including database, with fingerprints and other forensic information for Scotland's police forces.