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Dedicated unit continues to tackle city housebreakings

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill today met officers from one of Edinburgh's Operation RAC teams - a dedicated unit to tackle housebreakings in the Capital.Operation RAC was launched in December 2013 to address the issue...

Scottish solicitors seek further meeting with Justice Minister

Solicitors from across Scotland  reaffirmed their concerns over government plans to introduce contributions in criminal legal aid, describing the proposals as 'regressive, unworkable, unfair and a risk to our system of justice' at a...

Scotland may lower Drink Driving Limit

The Scottish Government today published proposals seeking views on lowering the drink driving limit in Scotland.The consultation follows the recent transfer of the power to set the level of the drink drive limit from...

Changes to Scotland Bill to protect Independence of Scots Law

The Scottish Government yesterday took moves to strengthen the Scotland Bill and protect what it sees as a threat to the independence of the Scottish legal system. Following the publication of an independent Review Group's...

Kenny MacAskill MSP writes

We have just heard from Kenny MacAskill MSP. "As the newly elected MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, I would like to thank all of those who supported me and the SNP last week. Representing the...


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