There has been some disquiet over the performance of Police Scotland in recent weeks.

Last month it was confirmed that they will no longer investigate every crime reported to them.

Read our report here 👈

And today we reveal concern about their position on recording “non-crime hate incidents” after the force promised it will investigate every hate crime complaint reported.

Read our exclusive here 👈

Now one of our readers has been moved to complain about "low-level lawlessness" in Scotland.

The Herald:

David Bone of Girvan writes:

"In Scotland in 2024, I now sense an endemic low level of lawlessness.

"I work in Ayr and I constantly smell cannabis while walking to the office. On a different sojourn to work, I was behind three men discussing how much money they had made over the weekend from selling drugs. In my hometown I watched a man run out of a local ASDA recently with a green shopping basket full of food. A friend tells me that the supermarket he works for no longer even deals with shoplifters unless they steal 'big-ticket' items.

"A colleague told me that her car was damaged in a private driveway and no action was taken. I could go on.

"The only solution I will suggest is that perhaps the police should be used as police again, rather than the uniformed, militarised social workers that the SNP has been using them as since 2007."

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