SWOP Forum – 2014 in review

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people…

2014 was a fairly busy year in the world of Scottish Official Publications (what with the Independence Referendum) and for SWOP in particular (Happy 25th Anniversary!!!)

The WordPress.com monkeys have prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. The most surprising (and delightful) piece of info, from my point of view, is that we received visitors from 67 different countries!!! 

Also, the busiest day of the year was 19th November with 118 views – what on earth could have been happening on that day?

Please click here to view the full report.

Selected recent publications from Scottish Parliament & Government

Some recent publications from the Parliament and Government

Some recent items from the Scottish Government and Parliament

  • Draft National Guidance: Under-Age Sexual Activity – Meeting the needs of Children and Young People and Identifying Child Protection Concerns: Consultation – Consultation is open until 23rd July 2010. It is estimated that approx. 25-30% of children under the age of 16 engage in sexual activitity, not all of which should be treated as a child protection issue, but simply part of natural development. This consultation looks at ways to address the needs of children under either circumstance.
  • In-Court Mediation Pilot Projects – In-court mediation pilots ran in Sherriff Courts in Glasgow and Aberdeen between March 2006 and July 2008, an initiative followed through by the Scottish Government. This research on the projects was carried out by researchers at the University of Aberdeen Law School
  • Independent School Census, September 2009 – a National Statistics publication which covers independent primary, secondary and special schools
  • Racist Incidents Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2004-05 to 2008-09 – statistical bulletin which presents data on number of racist incidents recorded by the eight police forces in Scotland in 2008-09
  • Unemployment (SPICe Briefing 10-26) – latest unemployment data for Scottish Parliamentary constituency areas. Highlights the best and worst performing areas over previous month.