Scottish Prison Service



Barlinnie Prison replacement approved in principle

Plans to build a replacement for Barlinnie Prison on derelict land at Provanmill have gained planning permission in principle.

Published 10 September 2020

Galliford Try confirms Morrison’s appointment to £54m Cornton Vale replacement

The Scottish Prison Service has appointed Morrison Construction to build a new women’s national facility to replace Scotland’s only female prison at Cornton Vale in Stirling.

Published 11 March 2020

Contingency plan for HMP Barlinnie 'must be of the highest priority'

Developing a contingency plan for HMP Barlinnie in the event that it fails must be of the highest priority for the Scottish Prison Service, Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee has said.

Published 20 February 2020

Barlinnie Prison replacement submitted for initial planning

Plans to build a replacement for Barlinnie Prison on derelict land at Provanmill have taken a step forward with the submission of an application to Glasgow City Council.

Published 9 January 2020

Barlinnie prison replacement expected by 2025

A replacement for Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison is expected by 2025, the Scottish Parliament’s justice committee has heard.

Published 9 October 2019

Provan gas works site to host £100m Barlinnie Prison replacement

A site close to the Provan gas works in Glasgow is the only place currently being considered for the replacement of Barlinnie Prison, according to the Scottish Prison Service (SPS).

Published 11 February 2019

Three Glasgow sites mooted for new £100m jail to replace Barlinnie

HMP Barlinnie is to be closed down and replaced with a new £100 million jail, the Sunday Mail reports.

Published 16 October 2018

Plans submitted for women’s community custody unit in Dundee

Plans for a women’s custody unit in Dundee have been submitted by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS).

Published 28 August 2018

Architects at BakerHicks begin full concept design for new Inverness prison

Multi-disciplinary design and engineering company BakerHicks has started work on the full concept design for the new £70 million HMP Highland in Inverness.

Published 7 December 2017

Planning in principle secured for HMP Highland

Councillors have given planning permission in principle (PPP) for the new HMP Highland, a state of the art facility that will be the first new prison in the north of Scotland for more than a century.

Published 24 October 2017

HMP Highland submitted for planning

Commercial property specialist Colliers International has prepared and lodged a Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) application for the first new prison in the Highlands of Scotland for more than a century.

Published 1 June 2017

Bids invited for Cornton Vale prison replacement

Contractors are being invited to come forward with bids to build a new national women’s prison in Stirling.

Published 6 March 2017

Five firms sought to build new women’s prison

The bidding process for firms to design and build a new £75 million women's prison in Greenock has opened.

Published 6 October 2014