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Media enquiries to Police Scotland


Members of the public should call 101 to contact Police Scotland. In an emergency always call 999.

Members of the media who wish to contact Police Scotland with an enquiry can contact our National News Desk on:

01786 896000

The News Desk is open from 7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Opening hours will be reduced to 8am to 5pm on public holidays and it will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Out of hours contact from the media in relation to urgent enquiries about ongoing incidents will be handled initially by control rooms.

Please note that officers working in control rooms are often busy dealing with operational demands, which must always take priority, and they are unable to deal with general enquiries, such as check calls.