Police call-handling performance has continued to improve over the past year, a new report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has found.
Prisoner Absconds From Castle Huntly
A man has absconded from a prison near Dundee, police have said.
Brian Travers, 43 was reported missing from HMP Castle Huntly near Dundee at 10am on Friday July 8.
It is believed that Travers has connections in the Fife and Edinburgh areas and Police Scotland are appealing for information regarding his whereabouts.
He is described as being six feet tall, slim build, clean shaven and completely bald.
Members of the public are being asked to not approach him if they see him.
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.
Masked armed robbers have made off with a five-figure sum of cash after swooping on a security van in a night-time raid.
Drop-off charges are to be introduced at one of Scotland's busiest airports as part of plans for a new multi-million pound facility.
Officials are ''optimistic'' that the £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing will never have to close as a result of wind-shielding being fitted during the project.
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