Strathclyde Police, Scotland’s largest police force, is holding a special recruitment day in an effort to attract new lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans officers.

The event is being held tomorrow (Saturday) at the Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, in Glasgow city centre from 12-4pm.

Organisations such as the Gay Police Association and the National Trans Police Association will also be attending.

Constable Susan Phee from Strathclyde Police diversity department said: “At Strathclyde Police we encourage people from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds to join the force.

“The idea behind this recruitment and information day is to inform anyone from the LGBT communities about what opportunities are available within the police, to encourage them to find out what roles are most suited to them and to potentially join us

“Officers and staff from the other organisations will be available for one-to-one chats throughout the session and will be able to answer questions, allay any fears or reservations people might have about joining the police.

“We really hope people will take the time to drop in to see us.”