PEOPLE across the country will have the chance to check if their partner has a history of domestic violence after a successful trial in Aberdeen.
The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland offers men and women a formal method to make inquiries.
It follows a campaign by Michael Brown, originally from Aberdeen, launched after his daughter Clare Wood was murdered in Salford, near Manchester.
Clare’s Law was introduced in England and Wales after she was killed by George Appleton in 2009, not having been aware of his history of violence against women.
Her father was said to have welcomed the news that a similar scheme is being rolled out in Scotland.
During the six-month pilot in Aberdeen, 30 requests were made for information with eight disclosures.
Detective Inspector Graham Smith of Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit said: “The pilot scheme in Aberdeen has been highly successful and it is pleasing to see so many people havebeen helped with potentially more to be helped.
“As a result of the scheme being piloted in Aberdeen there are now eight more people who will now not potentially be victims of domestic abuse.”