Scottish Government

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 »

Prison Officers Association (Scotland) conference

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has thanked prison staff for their commitment and highlighted the recent “well-deserved” Scottish Prison Service pay agreement.

Mr Yousaf has been addressing members of the Prison Officers Association (Scotland) at the union’s annual conference in Peebles today and took questions from prison officers as part of a...Read More »

Justice Secretary comments on homicide figures


Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has responded to the publication of the latest official figures showing there were 60 cases of homicide in 2018-19 – the third lowest level since 1976.

Mr Yousaf said:

“While the number...Read More »

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