In the Media

Plea to modernise 'dreadful' prison

PUBLISHED August 24, 2004

Aberdeenshire councillors will today call on Cathy Jamieson, the Scottish Justice Minister, to silence speculation over the future of Peterhead Prison by committing the Scottish Executive to finance a substantial upgrading of the jail.

Ms Jamieson is due to tour the prison, where Scotland[base ']s most serious sex offenders are incarcerated, for the first time this afternoon at the invitation of local MSP Stewart Stevenson.