John Watt has been reappointed as chair of the Parole Board for Scotland.

Mr Watt, who has served as chair for the past seven years, is a qualified solicitor who prior to his appointment worked with the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service for over 35 years.

His reappointment is for six years from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2025.

The appointment is part time and attracts a remuneration of £506 per day for a time commitment of up to 150 days per annum.