Solicitation laws in Scotland

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- manuscript notes on Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892. Disorderly Houses and Gambling Houses

- copy of address given by CA Macpherson, prosecutor in the Police Court, to the Edinburgh Women Citizens' Association study circle (Jan 1923)

- correspondence with the Edinburgh Women's Citizens' Association concerning action to be taken against the existence of brothels

- copy of Edinburgh Women Citizens' Association's resolutions regarding solicitation laws and law for the suppression of brothels (Scotland) (1926)

- correspondence concerning the Public Places (Order) (Scotland) Bill 1926

- comparisons between the laws on solicitation in Scotland and England and the desire for a Committee of Enquiry into Scottish Solicitation Laws (1927)

- Scottish Committee's resolutions on 'treatment of sexual offenders'

- memorandum on the resolution relating to the amendment of the solicitation laws and the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 with special reference to Scottish Law by National Council of Women (1947)

- the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene memorandum concerning Departmental Committee of Enquiry (26 Jan 1955) on reform of Scottish solicitation laws and summary of evidence

- evidence of street prostitution in Glasgow in 1955


- pamphlet 'Glasgow Police (Further Powers) Act 1892' (manuscript notes)

- leaflet 'Case for repeal of Scottish Solicitation laws' reprinted from 'The Shield', Nov 1927 (consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue for copy ref 305.420941 JOS)

Press cuttings:

- 'Public Order law. The need for Inquiry' from 'Glasgow Herald' (29 Mar 1927)

- 'Court of Session. Action against Glasgow constables' from 'Glasgow Herald' (21 Feb 1929)

- 'Glasgow vice report. Proposals on penalties', from 'Glasgow Herald' (12 Feb 1955)