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‘Alcohol ASBOs’ bill would see drunks barred from pubs and clubs

Antisocial drunks could be handed “alcohol ASBOs” barring them from pubs and clubs under new alcohol legislation proposed at Holyrood.

Published 7 April 2015

Faculty backs calls for specialist environmental court in Scotland

The Faculty of Advocates has backed calls for a specialist tribunal or court in Scotland which would provide an effective forum for deciding environmental cases.

Published 7 April 2015

Family loses 35-year-old battle over high hedge

A family who fought with their neighbours for more than three decades over a high hedge have been defeated.

Published 7 April 2015

Health officials call for legal drinking age to be increased to 21

NHS advisers are calling for the legal drinking age to be increased from 18 to 21 in Scotland in an attempt to crack down on binge drinking and save money.

Published 7 April 2015

New members appointed to Scottish Human Rights Commission

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) has announced that Susan Kemp and Dr Alan Mitchell have been appointed members of the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC)

Published 7 April 2015

Scotland's most senior police officer 'unlikely' to remain in post next year

Scotland's most senior police officer has said he is unlikely to remain in his post when his contract ends next year.

Published 7 April 2015

Success for Aberdeen University at this year’s Granite City Moot

Guillaume Katumaini and Simon Boedermaker from the University of Aberdeen fought off fierce competition from rivals Holly Dyce and Liam Alexander ofRobert Gordon University at the Granite City Moot.

Published 7 April 2015

Edinburgh domestic abuse support organisation to receive funding

An Edinburgh organisation is the first to benefit from additional funding to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls in Scotland, first minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed today.

Published 2 April 2015

Bill to lower voting age published today

The Scottish government’s bill to lower the voting age to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in Scottish parliament and local elections is published today.

Published 2 April 2015

SPF chairman criticises targets culture and calls police figures ‘newspeak’

The chairman of the police body representing rank-and-file officers has described the force’s statistics as “newspeak” and criticised the suggestion that a statutory code would be a panacea for the problems surrounding stop and search.

Published 2 April 2015

Perthshire property market springs into action

Perthshire property bosses are welcoming the onset of Spring as they reveal statistics from the first quarter of the 2015.

Published 2 April 2015

Scottish Police Authority complaint handling ‘improved’ following commissioner’s follow-up audit

A follow-up audit by the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) into the quality of complaint handling at the Scottish Police Authorityhas found that the commissioner’s recommendations have been implemented and procedures improved.

Published 2 April 2015

PI claims company fined £80,000 by ICO for unsolicited nuisance calls

A personal injuries claims management company has been issued with a monetary penalty by the ICO for making direct marketing calls to people without their consent.

Published 2 April 2015

Aspiring members of Law Society Council could shape the future of the profession

Nominations open today for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision making body.

Published 2 April 2015