Publication - Consultation paper

One Scotland: consultation on current hate crime legislation

Published: 14 Nov 2018

'One Scotland: hate has no home here' consultation asks questions on our approach to consolidating all Scottish hate crime legislation and expanding the statutory aggravations.

85 page PDF

1.4 MB

85 page PDF

1.4 MB

One Scotland: consultation on current hate crime legislation
British Sign Language version

85 page PDF

1.4 MB

ISBN 978 1 78781 359 5 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 455226

This document is also available in pdf format (1.4 MB)

The Respondent Information Form and Consultation Questionnaire are available in MS Word format (229 KB)

British Sign Language version

The BSL version of this document can be found here


Ministerial Foreword


Part One – Consolidating and Modernising Hate Crime Legislation

Section 1: Rationale

Section 2: Modernisation and Language

Part Two – New Statutory Aggravations

Section 3: Gender Section 4: Age

Section 5: Sectarianism

Section 6: Other Groups or Characteristics

Section 7: Association with a Member of a Protected Group

Part Three – New Stirring Up of Hatred Offences

Section 8: Current Position and Proposed Changes

Section 9: Online Hate

Part Four – Exploitation and Vulnerability

Section 10: New Statutory Aggravation – Exploitation and Vulnerability

Part Five – Other Issues

Section 11: Repeal of Section 50A Racially Aggravated Harassment

Section 12: Sentencing

Section 13: Wider Context: Support for Victims of Hate Crime and Restorative justice

Section 14: Any Gaps?

Part Six - Responding to this Consultation

Annex A: Lord Bracadale’s Recommendations

Annex B: Respondent Information Form and Questionnaire