Meetings

On this page you can find all the agendas, minutes and public papers for meetings of the Scottish Sentencing Council since it was established in September 2015.

Council meetings take place at least 4 times per year.

Our Standing Orders state that minutes of meetings will be published in draft form no later than 15 working days after a meeting, and will be tabled at the next meeting for approval. Agendas and appropriate meeting papers will also be published alongside draft minutes, within 15 working days of a meeting. Once approved, minutes will be published in final form. 

At the start of each meeting, we will decide which of the meeting papers are appropriate for publication. For example, as detailed in the Standing Orders, papers which provide legal advice, contain documents in draft, or contain information submitted to the Council in confidence will not be published.

Please click here to find out about the various committees of the Council

 

2019 meetings

01 March 2019

The fourteenth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 01 March 2019, at Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Agenda

Minutes

Paper 5.1C - Guide to Information as revised February 2019

Paper 5.2B - Correspondence, Complaints and FOISA report

 

 

02 May 2019

The fifteenth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 02 May 2019, at Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Agenda

Minutes

Paper 7.1A - Correspondence, Complaints and FOISA report.pdf

 

 

03 October 2019

The sixteenth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 03 October 2019 at HMP Edinburgh

Agenda

Draft minutes

Paper 4.2A - Public Perceptions of Sentencing Report

Paper 7.1B - Correspondence, complaints and FOISA report

 

06 December 2019

The seventeenth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council will take place on 06 December 2019.

2018 meetings

10 December 2018

The thirteenth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 10 December 2018, at the Scottish Crime Campus, Gartcosh.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

Paper 6.2B Expenses Scheme for Members

Paper 6.3B - Correspondence, Complaints and FOISA report.pdf



03 September 2018

The twelfth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 03 September 2018, at Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

6.3B - Correspondence, Complaints and FOISA report

 

11 June 2018

The eleventh meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 11 June 2018, at Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

2.5 - 2018 NASC Conference draft agenda

4.2 - 2018-19 Research Priorities

4.4 - Research Committee Revised Remit

5.2 Correspondence, Complaints and FOISA report


05 March 2018

The tenth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 05 March 2018, at Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

5.3 Correspondence, Complaints and FOISA report

 

2017 meetings

11 December 2017

The ninth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 11 December 2018, at Dundee Sheriff Court, West Bell Street, Dundee.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

5.4 - Correspondence, complaints and FOISA report

 

22 September 2017

The eighth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 22 September 2018, at Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

5.3 Correspondence, complaints and FOISA report

 

06 June 2017

The seventh meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 06 June 2018, at Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

5.3 Correspondence, complaints and FOISA report

 

06 March 2017

The sixth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 06 March 2018, at Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

4.2 Correspondence, complaints and FOISA report

5.1 Standing Orders.pdf

 

2016 meetings

12 December 2016

The fifth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 12 December 2016, at Airdrie Sheriff Court, Graham Street, Airdrie.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

1.4 Standing Orders

3.2 Guideline Methodology Amendments to The Sentencing Process

4.1 Research Committee update

4.1A Paper to Research Ctee - Literature review and YO project

5.2 Correspondence, complaints and FOISA report

 

14 September 2016

The fourth meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 14 September 2016 at Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Minutes and papers

Agenda

Minutes

1.4 Committees

1.4A Communications Committee Draft Remit

1.4B Research Committee Draft Remit

3.1 Business Plan 2015-18

3.2 Final Annual Report 2015-16

 

20 June 2016

The third meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 20 June 2016 in Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Minutes and Papers

Agenda

Minutes

2.6 NASC Conference

2.6A - 2016 NASC Annual Conference Draft Agenda

 

07 March 2016

The second meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council took place on 07 March 2016 in Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Minutes and Papers

Agenda

Minutes

4.1A - SG consultation on a criminal offence of domestic abuse