Quarantine rules have been reinstated for travellers into Scotland from Estonia and Latvia.
The Scottish Tories have pushed for action on a “sobering” report into the complaints process against police.
Scotland’s Justice Secretary has announced plans to a drop part of the proposed Hate Crime Bill that could have made theatre producers liable for the stirring-up of hatred.
"Complaints and insults" posted online in response to a new Sainsbury's Christmas advert featuring a black family shows the country still has far to go in tackling racism, MSPs have been told.
Changes recently announced to the proposed offence of stirring-up hatred are a “retrograde” step as anti-Semitism is on the rise, a representative of Scotland’s Jewish communities has said.
Travellers from Cyprus and Lithuania will have to self-isolate on arrival in Scotland for 14 days.
Miners who were convicted during the 1980s strikes will receive a formal pardon, it has been announced.
Freedom-of-speech protections in the controversial new hate crime Bill are “under active consideration”, the Justice Secretary has said.
The number of homicide cases recorded by police in Scotland rose slightly in 2019 from the previous year, the latest figures show.
Concern for north-east police as new figures reveal almost 1,000 sick days taken for mental health in 2020
Government ministers and police chiefs are now facing calls to provide more support to officers dealing with a combination of traumatic incidents and heavy workloads.
A campaign aimed at helping victims of hate crimes come forward has been relaunched by the Scottish Government.
Public Health Scotland has employed 25 contact tracers to check compliance with overseas travel quarantine restrictions, the Justice Secretary has said.
Around one in four offenders convicted of a crime in Scotland were reconvicted within a year, figures indicate.
Proposed new laws which seek to exclude perpetrators of domestic abuse from their victims’ homes have been hailed as a “milestone”.
Remote jury centres which have been set up for High Court cases are to be extended in a bid to restart sheriff court trials across Scotland.
Travellers from Turkey, Poland and the Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba will now have to quarantine upon arrival in Scotland.
More than half the people who have used an abuse disclosure scheme launched five years ago were told their current partner has a violent or abusive past, according to figures.
Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman has opened up about suffering from depression, urging others to seek help if they are in the same situation.
The first trials using a cinema complex to host a jury will begin next week in a bid to address the court case backlog worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has admitted a controversial Hate Crime Bill could lead to "self-censorship", as he announced the bill will now only prosecute those who intended to stir up hatred.
A controversial Bill aimed at tackling hate crime will now only prosecute those who intended to stir-up hatred, the Justice Secretary has said.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has declared his support for his wife Nadia El-Nakla, who has announced she is seeking the SNP’s nomination to stand for election to Holyrood.
The Scottish Government should restrict new hate crime laws to behaviour or material that is threatening, rather than abusive, writes Dr Kath Murray, Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Lisa Mackenzie from policy analysis collective MurrayBlackburnMackenzie.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf is being urged to make clear if the Scottish Government will change controversial new hate crime legislation before the end of Holyrood’s October break.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has been told it would be “intolerable” for the family of a man who died in police custody to have to wait years for a misconduct investigation.
Travellers arriving in Scotland from Hungary and Reunion will be required to quarantine on arrival from 4am on Saturday, the Scottish Government has announced.
The Hate Crime Bill has proved hugely controversial since its introduction to the Scottish Parliament this year.
A Conservative attempt to ditch the controversial new hate crime legislation has been voted down in the Scottish Parliament.
A jury will be hosted in a Scottish cinema for the first time before the end of this month.
Ditching controversial new legislation on hate crime would be the wrong thing to do, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has said.