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Open Commissions, Inquiries and Reviews

  • Review of the Protection of Wild Mammals

    The review will investigate the operation of the Act to ascertain whether it is providing a sufficient level of protection for wild mammals, while at the same time allowing effective and humane control of these animals where necessary. (open)

  • Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search

    An independent group tasked with advising Ministers on the long term policy which should be in place for stop and search in Scotland.

  • Transvaginal Mesh Implants

    An independent review into the use of Transvaginal Mesh Implants. (open)

  • Scottish Commemorations Panel

    Scottish Commemoration Panel - Scotland’s programme of commemorations for the centenary of World War One. (open)

Archived Commissions, Inquiries and Reviews

National Cremation Investigation
National Cremation Investigation is the follow on Independent Investigation to the Mortonhall Investigation that Edinburgh City Council did over the dispute of babies ashes. (closed)

Motorsport Event Safety Review
The review was commissioned following the tragic events at the Jim Clark Memorial Rally 2014 during which 3 spectators died and several others were injured. (closed)

Post-corroboration Safeguards Review
An independent review examining what additional safeguards and changes to law and practice may be needed in Scotland’s criminal justice system when the corroboration requirement is abolished. (closed)

Leveson Group Secretariat
A panel tasked with considering the findings and certain recommendations made by Lord Justice Leveson – particularly how statutory underpinning of a new independent system of self-regulation of the press could work in Scotland. (closed)

Land Reform Review
Land Reform Review carried out. (closed)

Commission on women offenders
Commission on women offenders. (closed)

Scottish Prisons Commission
A strategic review of the impact of imprisonment in Scotland. (closed)

Review of Fatal Accident Inquiry
Review of Fatal Accident Inquiry Legislation. (closed)

Scotland's Inland Water Rescue Capability
Review to investigate whether Scotland’s water rescue response can be improved. (closed)

Carloway Review
The Carloway Review. (closed)

Taylor Review
Independent review of the costs and funding of litigation in Scotland. (closed)

Kerelaw Inquiry
Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council jointly commissioned an Independent Inquiry of Kerelaw School. It is chaired by Eddie Frizzell. (closed)

Independent Budget Review
Independent Budget Review. (closed)

Future Delivery of Public Services
Commission on the future delivery of public services. (closed)

Review of Teacher Employment in Scotland
Review of the 2001 teacher employment agreement, which followed the McCrone report into teachers' pay and conditions, is to be chaired by Professor Gerry McCormac. (closed)

Supreme Court Review
Independent Review Group examining the relationship of the High Court of Justiciary and the United Kingdom Supreme Court. (closed)

Commission on the Delivery of Rural Education
Commission on Rural Education. (closed)

Cross party submission
Submission from the Scottish Government and the main Scottish party leaders. (closed)