Today marks the 40th anniversary since homosexuality was legalised in Scotland (1981) — 14 years after England/Wales – by Section 80 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980 which came into force on 1st February 1981! Today, Scotland prides itself on being one of the most progressive countries in Europe on issues of sexuality and gender identity; repealing Section 28 in 2000 (England/Wales did similarly 3 years later), same-sex marriage was legalised in 2014 (one year after England/Wales), and becoming the first country to embed the teaching of LGBTQ+ rights in the school curriculum (taking affect in 2021).