Police Scotland fleet repair as a result of vandalism

The Press and Journal report on new figures that reveal Police Scotland’s north-east division had to pay £150,000 to fix its fleet during the 2017-18 financial year. However, just under £20,000 of the issues were caused by the officers themselves.

Delay to Stonehaven's flood scheme

The Press and Journal report that work was due to begin this summer on Stonehaven’s flood defence scheme, but because of the number of companies bidding on the £16 million contract a short list had to be compiled – meaning the start date has now been delayed.

Constable count drops to 9 year low report that the constable count has dropped below the Scottish Government minimum, a policy which was dumped by the SNP in 2016.

Commencement of Aberdeen rail upgrade

The Press and Journal report on confirmation from Network Rail that signals are being improved at Craiginches to boost the number of trains that can run through the city.

Liam said: “I welcome any investment to improve rail links between Aberdeen and the Central Belt.

Consultation on adolescent disclosure checks

The Scottish Daily Mail report on a consultation launched by the Scottish Government that would stop adolescent offending from stigmatising people in later life by hiding it from disclosure checks. 

Liam said: "The balance has to be right. 

BBC Scotland Investigation into Police Scotland

The Scotsman report on a BBC Scotland investigation which raised concerns that bad practices and unlawful behaviour in the previous eight regional forces had continued after Police Scotland was established in 2013.