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McInnes: Justice Secretary should heed sheriffs concerns on court closures

April 29, 2013 9:22 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as the Sheriffs' Association warn that SNP plans to closeAlison McInnesAlison McInnes Sheriff Court across Scotland are "fundamentally flawed", Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP said:

"This is a stark warning from people at the heart of the matter but past experience tells us Kenny MacAskill pays little heed to the legitimate concerns of the professionals in our justice system.

"Let's hope on this occasion he will listen - even his own SNP backbenchers are against it."