Between January and April this year, the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament held a round-table evidence session on remand and took evidence from a range of partners across the country. The purpose of this was to explore issues around the use of remand in Scotland as well as the experience of prisoners held on remand.

The Committee sought information from all local authorities in Scotland on the availability of services to support the use of bail, as well as the availability of support to mitigate the possible negative effects of remand on both prisoners and their families.

The Committee published its report on 24 June 2018 which can be accessed here.