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About the International Development & Innovation Unit

Police Scotland is committed to the delivery of high quality training and boasts a number of training establishments strategically placed throughout the country.

The jewel in the Police Scotland crown is Tulliallan, which is also the base for the Chief Constable and the executive team.

Tulliallan has a rich tapestry of heritage dating back to 1815, it has been a base for Police training since 1954. 

Today, a large variety of training is delivered at Tulliallan and regional centres. Every new recruit into the service is trained at Tulliallan in a consistent manner, right through to events for chief officers attending strategic level command courses. 

The 650 bed residential facility is unique amongst police training establishments.

Since its inception, the College has gone from strength to strength in terms of training delivery and infrastructure, equipping our officers and staff with the skills and knowledge to meet our high standards and those expected of our staff from the public of Scotland.

We have worked hard for many years to attain these high standards, which has continued after the formation of Police Scotland in 2013. We have a unique approach in terms of police training, one that is admired and envied throughout the world.

Although our training establishments are an asset, bricks and mortar alone do not provide a first class training environment. It is certainly not a cliché that our people are our most prized asset.

Scottish Police College, Training, Leadership and Development (TLD) work in close collaboration with academia, including the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). 

The SCQF is Scotland’s lifelong learning framework and is the unified framework for all qualifications and learning programmes in Scotland. Scottish Police College are a Credit Rating Body (CRB) under this framework, allowing TLD to apply formal SCQF credit and levelling of learning to its bespoke programmes.

We are only one of six such external organisations awarded this accolade in Scotland.

In order to achieve CRB status a number of rigorous criteria must be met with robust quality assurance and review processes being applied.

The credit rating ability also extends to member organisations within the Justice Sector, voluntary organisations and other emergency services. This status places us in unique position and has allowed our approach to training to be used as an exemplar.

Contact us

To contact the International Development and Innovation Unit, please  call +44 (0) 1259 732 000 and ask for one of the team or email at

International Development & Innovation Unit
Scottish Police College
Tulliallan Castle
FK10 4BE