The prohibition on the possession of extreme porn law is due to be come into force in Scotland on the 28th of March.
It follows the format of the ban in force in the rest of the UK but extends the prohibition to include the depiction of rape and non consensual penetrative sex.
The Scottish Government has provided some guidance: See Information on the new offence of Possession of Extreme Pornographic Images [pdf] from scotland.gov.uk
There is a factual error in that document as it misrepresents the English law; the Scottish Government apparently doesn’t know what an anus is, regarding it as synonymous with buttocks.
I’m not sure about the documents definition of severe injury which includes extensive/multiple lacerations (a vague term in itself). If anybody could clarify that, I’d be grateful.
At least it makes clear that cartoon images remain legal, an issue which was discussed within the Justice Committee but without clear resolution.
The bad news is that Scotland now suffers from greater restrictions to sexual freedom than probably anywhere else in the free world.