Law enforcers have highlighted the importance of collaboration with countries across the continent at the first conference on European firearms supply issues.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf
Two police officers who were stabbed while attending an incident at a house have been recognised for their “outstanding” bravery.
Community sentences are “hugely valuable” and help reduce reoffending, Humza Yousaf said on his first visit to such a scheme in his role as Justice Secretary.
The UK Government has been accused of failing the memory of tragic Aberdeen teenager Bailey Gwynne over delays to new knife laws.
Crime in Aberdeen, Shetland and the Western Isles has plummeted by 12% in the last year – the biggest reductions in Scotland.
The north and north-east has bucked the national trend by witnessing a slight rise in re-offending rates last year following a decade of progress.
A north-east solicitor has invited the country’s new justice secretary to Peterhead for talks about the profession.
Hundreds of firearms and ammunition have been handed in to police across the north of Scotland as part of a national campaign to rid the country of illegal weapons.