Police Scotland branding switches to new Gaelic form

POLICE BRANDING IN MORAY and throughout Scotland will soon reflect the force decision to implement its Gaelic Language Plan.

The new logo was introduced in its dual language form yesterday and will be introduced on the service’s website and intranet.

It will also be carried on signage, stationery and vehicles, and will be introduced on these items as they are replaced on reaching the end of their serviceable life.

The changes are being made as part of the force’s commitment to implementing its Gaelic Language Plan, which sets out the service’s pledge to creating a sustainable future for the language in Scotland by integrating it within Police Scotland’s services and corporate identity.

Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Cowie (Local Policing – North) said: “This is the latest step being taken by Police Scotland as we move towards full implementation of our Gaelic Language Plan.

“We are keen that Gaelic speaking communities across the country are well served and ably represented by the national service.”

“Upholding tradition and supporting native languages is important, as is making the service as accessible as possible for members of the population who use Gaelic. More work will take place in the coming months and years to deliver the improvements contained within our Gaelic Language Plan.”

“We have a keen group of Gaelic speaking officers/staff who are ably assisting in progressing these improvements.”

Police Scotland’s Gaelic Language Plan is a five-year project, scheduled until 2021. Work will be ongoing throughout that time.