In a way unique to BBC Scotland, unseen in BBC Wales, N Ireland or England, we see today:
The data was revealed through a freedom of information request by the Scottish Conservatives.
Party justice spokesman, Jamie Greene, said the hours worked demonstrated the “dedication” of officers.
He added: “This hard work is now being endangered by an SNP Government who have insulted police officers with a derisory pay offer.”
“That has left officers with no choice but to withdraw their goodwill.”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-62270091
Missing, of course from the Scottish Tories, is the interesting fact that the Conservative Government in England is responsible for the shocking fact that they have provided only 223 officers per 100K population while the SNP Government in Scotland has provided 365!
BBB UK reporting of comparable issues has no place for opposition party comment: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62228522
Police staffing statistics covered here: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2021/02/12/dont-let-tories-anywhere-near-power-in-holyrood-a-lesson-from-police-service-staffing-in-england-wales/