The UK Government has been accused of failing the memory of tragic Aberdeen teenager Bailey Gwynne over delays to new knife laws.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf
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.