West Lothian College held its annual Justice Conference for students recently with a wide range of guest speakers.

Through a combination of speeches and interactive workshops, students learned about the criminal justice system and how it makes a difference to individuals and communities across Scotland.

Conference workshops involved students studying Social Sciences and Business having discussions with experts on the topics raised.

College employment engagement officer, Elaine Campbell said:

“The theme this year was the aim and role of criminal justice services in Scotland and students really enjoyed hearing about the interesting and inspiring work guest speakers do to support the criminal justice system.”

Speakers included defence lawyer Iain Smith, sheriff clerk Lorna McPhee and Student President Jinty Dobson. Workshops were led by local author, addiction support worker and former student Aidan Martin, Addiewell prisoner officer Rachel Witte, and Franck David from SOLD People First.