A note about terminology and abbreviations
Throughout this report, ‘the independent review’ refers to the review of policing of the 1984/85 miners’ strike and its impact on mining communities in Scotland, led by John Scott QC. The final report of this review was published in October 2020.
In addition, ‘the strike’ refers to the national miners’ strike which began in March 1984 and ended in March 1985.
The following abbreviations are used in this report:
BoP: Breach of the Peace
EQIA: Equality Impact Assessment
MSP: Member of the Scottish Parliament
NUM: National Union of Mineworkers
NCB: National Coal Board
QC: Queen’s Counsel
SNP: Scottish National Party