Scottish Government

The year in review


Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf reflects on some key milestones of 2019.

As 2019 draws to a close I want to express my thanks to everyone working across Scotland’s justice system – many of them through the festive holiday period – whether in law enforcement, the legal profession, prisons, social work or...Read More »

Guest blog: Police Scotland Youth Volunteers helping keep communities safe

This festive season Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) in West Dunbartonshire have been working tirelessly to build strong, friendly relationships with their vulnerable neighbours, to help keep them safe and secure.

The PSYV programme aims to strengthen the relationship with the police and young people, breaking down barriers and promoting...Read More »

Guest blog: Susannah Drury from Missing People

As Christmas Day approaches, we welcome a guest blog from Missing People’s Director of Policy and Development Susannah Drury.

Susannah joined Missing People in 2013 and leads the Policy and Research Team who help...Read More »

Christmas in Secure Care – guest blog from young people at Good Shepherd Centre, Bishopton


Guest blog from young people at the Good Shepherd Centre, Bishopton.

The festive season is such a happy...Read More »

Vulnerable Witnesses Act to come into force in January

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf and Lady Dorrian, Lord Justice Clerk today officially opened the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service’s new Glasgow Evidence and Hearings Suite.

It provides facilities to let child witnesses pre-record their evidence and for vulnerable witnesses to give evidence remotely away from the formality of a court room....Read More »

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