Glasgow incidents: 1 January – 31 December 2021

Police Scotland were asked for any reported and documented incidents of harassment, intimidation or public disorder associated with pro-life prayer or vigil groups near Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital or Glasgow Royal Infirmary. The Police searched their STORM system and noted 8 reports between 1 January and 31 December 2021:

  • 2 related to mask or social distancing concerns
  • 2 related to “shouting” or “offensive placards.” In each of these cases the Police attended and found “all in order” or “no issues were observed by officers
  • 4 reported the presence of a vigil near the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Police Scotland noted that “all incidents reporting protests/ demonstrations have been included. Whether these could be classed as harassment/ intimidation would be entirely subjective”

This information was released in Freedom of Information response IM-FOI-2022-0668 dated 08 April 2022