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**This is the old version which was replaced on 25 January 2017.**
This Letter of Rights sets out the rights of people held in police custody in Scotland. This version is in easy-read format for improved accessibility, including for people with learning difficulties.
Key rights include: the right to know why you are detained; the right to remain silent; the right to access legal advice; the right to have someone else told you are at the police station; and the right to urgent medical help.
The text of the Letter was updated in January 2015 to reflect changes including The Right to Information (Suspects and Accused Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2014.