The number of self-harm incidents at a north-east super-prison has skyrocketed, prompting calls for action amid a “state of emergency” in Scottish jails.
An Aberdeen thief has been jailed after an 83-year-old woman woke to find him crouching in her bedroom next to a kitchen knife.
An inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland (HMIPS) of HMP and YOI Grampian, in Peterhead, identified a serious shortage of healthcare staff as a key area of concern.
A man is to be sentenced next month after being caught with a knife in Aberdeen city centre at 4am.
A prison officer accidentally left a cell door open at a north-east super jail – only for a criminal’s belongings to go missing.
An Aberdeen thug who stabbed a man who refused to give him a cigarette has been jailed.
Kieran Smith, 22, became angry when a neighbour asked him to keep the noise down at a party he was having and he used the chain to strike the man in the face.
A senior politician wants prison officers at a north-east superjail to wear body cameras in a bid to tackle violence.
Sheriff Graeme Napier was so irate about having no accused people in the dock, he ordered the security firm’s boss to come to court and explain himself, and threatened him with a contempt charge.
A yob has been jailed for violently attacking an Aberdeen FC youth player in a robbery bid.
A career criminal who stole from a city university is back behind bars after returning to the campus – two days after being freed from prison.
A complaint by a prisoner over the work system at a north-east superjail has been thrown out by a watchdog.
A thug who hid a weapon at a north-east superjail has been handed extra prison time.
A woman accused of attempting to defraud a pensioner wept in the dock after a sheriff cleared her of any wrongdoing.
An Aberdeen pensioner visiting a pal in jail was “swarmed by the police drugs squad” and strip searched after officers got a false tip-off, a court heard.
A jealous, paranoid boyfriend who sent his partner a string of vile letters from prison, warning “acid is a really nasty thing to get poured over you”, has been jailed.
A nurse who tried to smuggle drugs into a north-east prison will soon learn if she will be allowed to return to the profession.
Prisoners in the north-east have helped create a new nature hide to be installed at a historic estate later this year.
Matthew Morrison scarred his victim for life after attacking him with a homemade weapon at Peterhead's HMP Grampian.
Mark Stephen, from Fraserburgh, died at HMP Perth on Friday.
Ryan Legon, 21, was the passenger in a car stopped by police on Saltoun Place, Fraserburgh, on July 30 last year.
Gordon Yates, 27, was subject to a sexual offences prevention order at the time of the incident on December 5, banning him from having or using any device capable of accessing the internet.
The victims of a north-east sex offender who preyed on women and children over more than four decades have been praised for their courage in speaking out as their abuser was handed a life sentence.
A serial shoplifter who warned staff in a north-east town not to come near him unless they “want slashed” has been jailed.
A north-east man has been jailed after breaking into shops and stealing charity tins.
Ryan Henderson asked a man for the time then assaulted and robbed him, while another man held a pen or similar implement to the victim's neck
A high court judge and prison service bosses have praised a brave guard who was hurt when she confronted a thug during a violent attack at the north-east’s super jail.
A double killer has been jailed for five years after slashing an inmate and wounding a prison officer at the north-east jail where he was serving a life sentence.
The number of mental health staff at a north-east superprison is at its lowest level since the facility opened.
Ambulances have been called to the north-east’s superjail 85 times in the past three years, new figures reveal.