Justice and Safety
28th October 2017 by Russell Fallis
Welcome back to our weekly round-up following the return of Parliamentary business this week. Cashback in the frame Throughout this week Twitter has been awash with #cashbackselfie photos – posted by individuals and organisations right across Scotland. Scottish Government Ministers have joined young people, sports stars and community groups to highlight the work of this unique…
29th September 2017 by barbaraburke
Domestic abuse legislation, fire service performance and new research into jury decision-making were among the issues on Ministers’ agenda this week. National Police Memorial Day We would like to take this opportunity to once again remember the police officers, including 273 in Scotland, who lost their lives on duty since 1812. On Sunday, Justice Secretary Michael…
23rd September 2017 by Russell Fallis
Ministers have had another busy week dealing with and meeting with key partners across a range of justice system and public safety issues – from visiting a pioneering student-led mentoring scheme to passing new laws to reform third-party rights under contract law. New chapter for the ‘unseen frontline’ On Tuesday Minister for Community Safety & Legal…
30th June 2017 by SOCT Comms
Welcome to the final ‘Week in Review’ of this Parliamentary session. As Parliament begins its summer recess we’ll being pausing our weekly round-up for a few months. We’ll be back in September, but in the meantime here is some of the week just gone. British Transport Police Railway policing will come under the command of…
24th March 2017 by Russell Fallis
Attack in London The week’s events have been overshadowed by the terrorist attack at Westminster. The thoughts of Scottish Government Ministers and civil servants – many with friends and colleagues working at Westminster and Whitehall – have been with those caught up in Wednesday’s incident, including relatives of those killed or injured, and the police…
26th November 2015 by Ian MacFarlane
Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the November edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief.
1st June 2015 by Michael Matheson
The important work undertaken across the justice sector impacts directly on every single person in Scotland every single day, with – as the name of this blog highlights – justice and safety the underpinning principles.