Wednesday , 22 May 2019

Tag Archives: Shetland

Councils must record homophobic bullying, say Scottish Lib Dems

Tavish Scott

  The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on local authorities to ensure that homophobic bullying is recorded accurately as new figures showed nearly half of Scottish councils do not hold records on incidents of homophobia in schools. While homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in Scottish schools appears to have fallen in recent years, with only 58 reported cases last year compared to 144 in 2011-12, it ...

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UnDividingLines: LGBTI magazine of the Highlands and Islands

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The Highlands and Islands of Scotland now have their first ever LGBTI+ magazine: UnDividingLines. The Highlands and Islands make up one third of the national landmass, are 3 billion years old in parts, and offer a landscape that people travel from around the world to see. There may be the Loch Ness monster but there’s not a single LGBTI+ cafe, ...

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Shetland court hears homophobia charge


A Glaswegian man accused of directing homophobic remarks towards a fellow worker on board a ship has had his case continued without plea at Lerwick Sheriff Court, reports the Shetland News. Lee Fitzpatrick, 25, of Castlemilk, is alleged to have made aggressive and homophobic comments on the MV Gemini, an accommodation vessel harboured at Blackness Pier, Scalloway. Fitzpatrick is accused ...

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