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I want to take some photos / video footage in public. Is it now illegal?

It is not illegal to take photographs or video footage in public places unless it is for criminal or terrorist purposes. There will be places where you have access as a member of the public, but will have to ask permission or ma...

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Someone is fly tipping, what can I do?

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and this can be reported to your local council. Large scale illegal dumping (such as lorries dumping rubbish) and hazardous waste can be reported to CrimeStoppers.   ...

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How do I find out about my local Neighbourhood Watch scheme?

You can find out from Neighbourhood Watch Scotland (see the website in related information) for details of any local schemes in your area. If there is not a scheme in your area and you want to set one up refer to Neighbourhood Watch Scotland for......

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Is it legal to protest?

Under the Human Rights Act everybody has a freedom of expression and a freedom of thought and assembly. This means that everybody has a right to a peaceful protest and no restrictions shall be placed on this unless it is in the interests of nation......

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