Welcome to scottishpolicemedals.co.uk and thank you for visiting the website.
The site mainly features Scottish Police medals from Edinburgh City Police, Leith Burgh Police and the former forces of the Burghs of Hawick and Galashiels, the County forces of Berwick, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Midlothian, West Lothian, East Lothian and Peebles.
In 1975, Edinburgh City Police, Berwick Roxburgh & Selkirk Constabulary (BRS) and Lothians & Peebles Constabulary (LPC) amalgamated to form Lothian & Borders Police. On 1 April, 2013, Lothian & Borders Police became part of Police Scotland, the single police force for the whole of Scotland.
The 'Galleries' feature pictures of the men, medals, insignia and equipment from all of the above forces but also from many other Scottish forces, in particular, the City of Glasgow Police.
There are also sections covering the Special Constabulary in Scotland and the King Edward VII Police (Scotland) Medal, 1903 (Visit to Scotland medal) and the King George V Coronation (Scottish Police) Medal, 1911.
The site is regularly updated with new items and photographs in the Galleries, so please come back to see the new content.
To navigate around the pages, please click on the links below or at the top of this page:
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The Fire Brigade, Army and St Andrew’s Ambulance Medals in 1903:
To see 1903 medals from the Fire Brigade, Army and St Andrew’s Ambulance Association in 1903, please click here.
The Special Constabulary Long Service Medal
To see medals from the Special Constabulary in Scotland, click here.
Edinburgh City Police 1805 – 1975
To see badges, helmet plates, belt clasps, lamps, photographs and more from Edinburgh City Police, click here.
The Forces that became Lothian and Borders Police
1975 – 2013
To see badges, helmet plates, belt clasps, photographs and more from most of the other forces that became Lothian and Borders Police, please click
East Lothian Constabulary
Galashiels Burgh Police
Hawick Burgh Police
Leith Burgh Police
Mid Lothian Constabulary
Peebles County Constabulary
West Lothian Constabulary
King George V Coronation (Scottish Police) Medal 1911
To see the King George V Coronation (Scottish Police) Medal 1911 Medal Roll, please click here.
The Metropolitan Police
Images of medals and photographs of a few its former members
To see medals and photographs of former Metropolitan Police Officers, click here.
Aims of the website
The first aim of the site is to record the life story of recipients of the medals so that researchers of the future might have an archive to consult.
The website also features information on how the medals were instituted and details concerning their commissioning and manufacture by The Royal Mint.
Details regarding the costs, the manufacturing process and how and to whom the medals were awarded are also recorded here.
Click here for information on the 1903 medal.
Click here for information on the 1911 medal.
Click here to see the 1911 Medal Roll for the Scottish Police.
Edinburgh City Police and City of Glasgow Police have separate pages due to the numbers of medals to those forces.
The site also features the most up-to-date Medal Roll for the King George V Coronation (Scottish Police) Medal 1911 which includes some of those for Edinburgh City Police.
To see the Medal Roll, click here.
If you are unable to identify your medals from the Roll, please get in touch as I may be able to help. Please acknowledge the copyright of www.scottishpolicemedals.co.uk when using material from the site.
I also provide a comprehensive Medal Research Service for people not residing in Scotland or, who do not have the time to carry out the work themselves.
Do you have Scottish Police medals to sell?
This website recognises those Scottish Police officers who served their communities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
It is also a memorial to those forces, especially Edinburgh City Police, that eventually became Lothian & Borders Police in 1975. There are gallery pictures relating to most of those forces. Click here to see the Force Galleries.
The medals for sale on the site are clearly marked. The price includes the cost of Special Delivery Postage in the United Kingdom. Please also look at the Terms and Conditions for purchase.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you live outside the United Kingdom and you wish to buy a medal.
In particular, please contact me if you have medals to sell from any of the Edinburgh, Leith, East, West and Mid Lothian, Peebles and the Borders forces.
City of Glasgow Police Museum
I would like to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Alastair Dinsmor, the Curator of the City of Glasgow Police Museum for his knowledgeable assistance in researching the medals from that force.
The City of Glasgow Police Museum is at:
30 Bell Street
Telephone: 0141 552 1818
The Museum Website can be accessed by clicking here
The museum operates on summer and winter hours. Winter opening is restricted so please telephone or check the website in advance to confirm the times.