A north-east MSP has hit out at the Scottish Government amid an ongoing row over quarantine checks.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has been urged to explain why he “misled” MSPs over compliance checks that ensure travellers arriving in Scotland are self-isolating.
A protest on the Scottish border calling for holidaymakers to stay home was an “absolute disgrace”, Jackson Carlaw has said.
People have been urged to stay away from George Square in Glasgow ahead of an anti-racism rally due to take place.
The early release of 348 inmates from Scotland’s jails has helped reduce the prison population by 15% during the coronavirus lockdown, the Justice Secretary has said.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has condemned “thugs” involved in violent clashes with police in Glasgow on Sunday.
The volume of crime in Scotland has fallen by 45% over the last decade and by 20% since 2016, an official survey has found.
All categories of hate crime in Scotland have seen an increase in criminal charges over the past year, the latest figures show.
Scotland’s Justice Secretary has recited the last words of George Floyd in an emotional speech in the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland’s Justice Secretary has said he is “frustrated” that so many people turned out for Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend, but that police could not go in “heavy-handed” to break up the demonstrations.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the number of minority representatives in the Scottish Parliament is “not good enough” as she said no country is immune from racism.
The Scottish Government is to consider recommendations made in a report into marches and parades in Scotland.
Crimes recorded by Police Scotland in April fell by more than 10,000 on the previous year despite a rise in fraud cases during lockdown.
The High Court could travel around Scotland to clear the backlog of cases rather than resorting to trials without juries, MSPs have heard.
Guidelines limiting the distance of recreational travel and the size of gatherings could be written into law if they are breached repeatedly, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has warned.
A care home in Forth Valley was left without personal protective equipment (PPE) after a payment was stolen by criminals, a task force has heard.
Funding of more than £1.5 million to support victims of human trafficking will be shared by two organisations, the Justice Secretary has announced.
More than 150 inmates have been given early releases from Scottish prisons as part of efforts to help contain the spread of coronavirus, according to new figures.
The treatment of prisoners during the coronavirus outbreak could be regarded as “inhuman or degrading”, MSPs have been told.
New legislation has been approved by the Scottish Government to allow prisoners early release from custody due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The early release of prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic has been delayed until next week.
Criminal defence lawyers in Aberdeen have said a backlog of court cases is “inevitable” as a result of the coronavirus-enforced shutdown of jury trials.
Scotland’s Muslim community is being urged to “pray at home and stay at home” during the holy month of Ramadan.
New hate crime laws have been proposed to include prejudice against someone’s age, while the Scottish Government is also looking to make misogyny an offence.
There will be an “enormous backlog” of cases waiting to come to trial due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Justice Secretary has said.
Scotland’s Justice Secretary has urged Sir Keir Starmer to take “decisive action” against a Labour councillor suspended after making Islamophobic comments.
Up to 450 inmates will start being released from Scotland’s jails next week as part of efforts to help contain the spread of coronavirus inside prisons.
No decision has been made on how criminal trials needing a jury should proceed despite an estimated backlog of 1,600 cases by August, the Justice Secretary has said.
Up to 450 prisoners could be released early in an attempt to keep inmates and guards safe as Scotland’s prisons struggle to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the Justice Secretary has said.
Inmates across Scotland are to be given access to mobile phones so they can keep in touch with their families.