Category Archives: personal

Glencoe Marathon

Why? I asked myself this question during the 14-16 mile section of the Glencoe Marathon as I climbed up to the Mamore Range of mountains, a 300 meter climb in a mile. Spurred on by the number of people who … Continue reading

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A Policeman’s Prayer

On Wednesday I attended the Scottish Police Memorial Service at Tulliallan Castle; where those who have fallen in service are remembered. The following day, I was hit by the terrible news that a colleague and friend had died in unexpected … Continue reading

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London Calling – A Scottish Cop’s Experience of Policing with the Met

I have recently returned from London as part of the national mutual aid deployment to support the Metropolitan Police during the Olympic Games. I was part of of public order contingency in the event of disorder. Traditionally, public order reserves … Continue reading

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Heroes Live Forever

I hope that my blog followers will forgive me a little indulgence to promote events I am undertaking to raise funds for a charity that is very close to my heart. Normal service will be resumed in the next blog. … Continue reading

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August 2011

My blogs have, up until now, been about policing contentious protest. However, the past week has seen news reports of convictions for those involved in disorder (BBC News 31/05; Police Oracle 31/05) and reports of further arrests linked to it. … Continue reading

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