Scotland stride ahead of England in the tolerance department, as their Police force have announced that the hijab is now an official part of uniform.
The move comes in a bid to try and further diversify the force and “encourage women from Muslim communities, who may previously not have seen policing as a career option, to reconsider”.
The Metropolitan Police have made the hijab an optional part of uniform in 2001, but it had to be cleared by senior members of staff first.
Phil Gormley said, “I am delighted to make this announcement and welcome the support from both the Muslim community, and the wider community, as well as police officers and staff.
“Like many other employers, especially in the public sector, we are working towards ensuring our service is representative of the communities we serve. I hope that this addition to our uniform options will contribute to making our staff mix more diverse and adds to the life skills, experiences and personal qualities that our officers and staff bring to policing the communities of Scotland.”