Justice and Safety

  • Minister for Community Safety thanks fire staff

    24th December 2018 by

    Minister reflects on the key achievements of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service this year. Without a doubt, 2018 has shown us the best of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. In March, when a huge fire took hold of Victoria’s on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, 120 firefighters mobilised to the scene. Crews immediately evacuated...

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  • A thank you to justice staff from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice

    24th December 2018 by

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

    Many of us will be taking time off from work over the festive period. Spending it with our families, sharing gifts and stories and enjoying all that the season has to offer. However the holiday period does not mean a break for everyone. The festive period can be a particularly busy time for Scotland’s police...

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  • Reflections on police and fire reform

    4th April 2018 by

    Key figures look back on the police and fire reform journey and its positive impact on community safety in Scotland – from tackling domestic abuse and counter-terrorism to protecting vulnerable individuals. Derek Penman, former HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland “As Police Scotland reaches its fifth anniversary, there is no doubt that some areas of policing have been...

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  • Marking five years of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

    1st April 2018 by

    Community Safety Minister Annabelle Ewing looks back on the first five years of the single service.   Today marks the fifth anniversary of Scotland’s fire reforms and the creation of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). It is fair to say that the merger of eight regional bodies into one national service was not...

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  • Message from the Justice Secretary to police and fire staff

    30th December 2017 by

    In my time as Justice Secretary, I have been continually struck by the sheer professionalism and dedication of Scotland’s firefighters, police officers and the staff that work with them. There is no doubt that 2017 has been a challenging year. There have been changes in leadership, with Susan Deacon starting in her new role as...

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