Scottish “Turing Pardon” bill date set

The Scottish equivalent of the “Turing Pardon” law in Wales & England will be brought forward on November 7th.

The bill will be introduced with an apology by Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of the Scottish Parliament, to all those bisexual and gay men who were convicted under discriminatory laws up to 2001.

It is likely that, as with the bill for Wales & England, the law will allow anyone with a historic conviction to apply to have it struck from their police record, but this will not happen automatically due to the amount of paperwork this is said to involve.

South of the border the waiving of these offences became law on January 31st this year.