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City of Glasgow Police

First established in 1779 it is the oldest police force in the UK. The Metropolitan Police, formed by Robert Peel in 1829, was claimed to be the oldest police force in the world, a claim they later had to withdraw. The black and white checkered Glasgow police cap band was introduced in 1931, the design having been taken from the Scottish military Glengarry. It has been widely copied and is now used by most police forces in the UK, and a large number of others around the world.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress