Reports of domestic abuse in Scotland dropped over the festive period compared to the previous year, according to new figures.
Police officers are to get special training to help them spot "insidious and damaging" forms of abuse ahead of new legislation being passed.
New powers are needed to stop stalkers and domestic abusers using courts as a “cynical and calculated” way to cause further distress to their victims, MPs have heard.
Police Scotland has warned domestic abusers "we are coming for you" at the launch of a fresh Christmas crackdown on offenders.
Scottish courts will have the power to prosecute domestic abuse cases involving Scottish residents and UK nationals even if the abuse happens outside Scotland, under changes to a proposed new law.
Proposed new sentencing guidelines for domestic abuse cases could see harsher punishments handed out for the crimes, a Commons report suggests.
Incidents of domestic abuse rose slightly last year, according to new figures.
Police officers, teachers and mental health workers in Aberdeen are to receive mandatory training on how to spot victims of forced marriage.
A programme helping men convicted of domestic abuse to change their behaviour is to improve, as figures revealed less then a third of Aberdeen men who started the course finished it.
Three men have been charged in connection with alleged domestic abuse offences following a crackdown on violence in the North-east.
A TOTAL of 23 people were taken into custody over the weekend in relation to domestic abuse incidents.
A UNIQUE scheme to help those affected by domestic abuse will be in operation in Aberdeen over the festive period.
A DOMESTIC abuse scheme which aims to cut offending was being rolled out across Scotland from today.
TWO men are expected to appear at court after a domestic abuse operation by police.
PEOPLE across the country will have the chance to check if their partner has a history of domestic violence after a successful trial in Aberdeen.