Scottish Government

Justice Secretary Comments on Standards of Services for Victims and Witnesses Annual Report 2018/19

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has thanked staff across the Justice System for their efforts year-round and throughout the festive period

The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service today published the Standards and Services for Victims and Witnesses Annual Report on Performance for 2018-2019 (Available to read here. Word doc, 2.4MB).

Commenting on the report, Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf said:

“We recognise that having to engage with...Read More »

Justice Secretary comments on firearms statistics

The Scottish Government has today published official statistics on recorded crimes and offences involving firearms for 2016-17 and 2017-18.

The statistics show that in 2017-18 police in Scotland recorded 348 offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, a decrease of 1% from 2016-17 (350 offences)...Read More »

One week to go until new domestic abuse law comes into force

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf visited Glasgow East Women’s Aid this morning (25 March 2019) to hear how staff are preparing for the Domestic Abuse Act coming into force in seven days.

The Act creates a new offence of domestic abuse which covers psychological harm...Read More »

Personal Licence Renewals

Do you hold a Personal Licence to sell alcohol in Scotland?

If  your licence was issued on or before 1 Sep 2009 you need to renew it now.

The absolute deadline for renewals is 31 May 2019.

If you miss this deadline and your licence expires you could lose the right to...Read More »

Brexit contingency planning stepped up

Justice Secretary briefed on Police Scotland’s EU exit preparations.

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has been updated by senior Police Scotland officers today on how the service is getting ready to deal with the implications of an EU exit.

The Cabinet Secretary visited the Brexit Coordination Centre at Bilston Glen, Midlothian,...Read More »

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