The force is going green

LOTHIAN and Borders Police has enacted a new policy with the aim of buying its goods and services in an "environmental and socially responsible way".

Police chiefs said they remained committed to seeking "best value" when spending its budget, but also pledged to "encourage our suppliers and contractors to minimise negative environmental and social effects associated with the goods and services they provide".

The force set out the guidelines in its new Sustainable Procurement Policy Statement.