VIDEO: Meet the top man at Scotland’s newest prison - in Bishopbriggs

THE boss of Scotland’s newest prison on the outskirts of Bishopbriggs spoke to the Herald about life behind bars.

Inmates started moving into the new £120million high security HMP Low Moss last week - seven days ahead of schedule in a bid to tackle overcrowding in other prisons.

Around 700 inmates of all categories will be resident at the jail. They will continue to arrive on a phased basis.

While the prison has the most modern of facilities with a gym, football pitches and a library, it will be no holiday for prisoners.

Michael Stoney is the governor of Low Moss and has worked in the prison service for 21 years. He has been the top man at Peterhead and Perth prisons.

What sets Low Moss apart from other jails is that inmates will be expected to work a 35-hour week, choosing from workshops, including painting and decorating, brick laying and plumbing.

They can also study in education classes.

Key to the new prison will be rehabilitation with staff working with the men to challenge their behaviour and attitudes and promote change.

Check out the attached video of governor Michael Stoney.

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