A new marine energy park has been unvelied in the Pentland Firth along with plans for a large offshore windfarm off the east coast of Scotland. It's all part of the Scottish Government's drive towards renewable energy. But can we have renewables that don't spoil our landscape? And are they worth the cost?
A study of Polmont's young offenders has revealed some of its occupants see it as a welcome break from life on the outside, regarding it as a "holiday camp with whatever you need" rather than a deterrent to reoffending. Many of the young offenders interviewed found Polmont a 'more favourable' option to serving community based restrictions, like curfews, with some accepting they'll spend much of their life behind bars. Ross Deuchar, youth and community professor at the University of West of Scotland, who carried out the study says the Scottish Government must plough more funding into community projects as an alternative to locking youngsters up.
Graham Stewart asks if if being banged up is enough of a deterrent against a life of crime for young offenders?
And a rise in the number of women appointed to the boards of Scotland's largest listed companies has been hailed as a success by business leaders. Despite the 28% rise in the number of women serving on these boards in the last year, female directors are still very much in the minority. Graham speaks to Anne Richards, one of three females on the board of directors at Aberdeen Asset Management, to hear her thoughts on why so few women have a place in Scotland's boardrooms.
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