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.

SNP sentencing policy puts criminals before victims

NICOLA STURGEON’S 2017/18 Programme for Government committed her Government to increasing the current presumption against jail terms of 3-months to 12-months, on the basis that short sentences simply do not ‘work’: that short sentences do little to rehabilitate or prevent reoffending.

Dundee police informant report that a Dundee taxi driver has claimed police told him they could not accept anonymous tips about drug dealing in the city. The man said he provided police with information on several occasions resulting in raids on properties across the city.