HMP Grampian

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HMP & YOI Grampian is the only prison in the North East of Scotland. It replaced the former HMPs in Aberdeen and Peterhead in 2014 & is currently Scotland's newest prison. Initially, the institution was planned to hold Male prisoners, female prisoners & young offenders. However Grampian does not currently hold male young offenders, due to the change in Scottish Government Sentencing policy, and the reduction in Young Offenders at HMYOI Polmont. The establishment has 4 residential housing blocks. Ellon Hall houses Male offenders. Banff Hall houses Female offenders. Cruden hall is currently out of use, previously housing male young offenders. Finally Dyce hall is the Segregation & Re-integration Unit.

HMP & YOI Grampian has a design capacity of around 540 prisoners. The institution currently holds around 470 prisoners. 45 of which are Female offenders.

Contrary to popular belief - HMP & YOI Grampian does not only hold Sex offenders (although there are around 50 sex offenders contained within its walls). The establishment holds all types of offenders - untried and convicted from those serving several weeks imprisonment, to those who are sentenced to life in prison.

The establishment is Governed by Mike Hebden (Acting) & Deputy Governor George Peden (Acting).




  1. ^ "First inmates at new Grampian prison in Peterhead". BBC News. 3 March 2014.
  2. ^ "MMP Grampian". Scottish Prison Service. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2016.

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Coordinates: 57°29′23″N 1°47′28″W / 57.4897°N 1.7911°W / 57.4897; -1.7911