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was it an offence in Scotland to have sex between boys between

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was it an offence in Scotland to have sex between boys between 13&15 in 1954. can a man over 60 years later be charged and if convicted the maximum sentence
Thank you for your question.
Homosexuality between men was illegal in Scotland right up until 1980. It is still illegal where both parties are Minors.
As this was a common-law claim in 1954, technically that is no time limit on a prosecution. In practice that would never happen where both parties had consented and there was no allegations of abuse.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have been asked to attend a police post in scotland to answer to two historic allegations under caution in camera. Bearing in mind over 60 years have passed what is you advice on what I should answer. Or should I say nothing and if so would it harm me

I would take a solicitor with you and follow the solicitors advice. If I was the solicitor I think I would be advising you to see nothing at all.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

do you know a glasgow solicitor who would be able to help me. A specialist in the field if there is one

There are several but we aren't allowed to nominate them on this site. You can find a criminal law accredited specialist using the Find A Solicitor tool at