Report on Full Inspection of HMP & YOI Grampian: 4 - 15 February 2019

Key Facts 

HMP YOI Grampian is located on the south side of the Aberdeenshire town of Peterhead.

It opened on 3 March 2014 and was the first purpose built community facing prison within Scotland, capable of housing over 500 prisoners, both male and female, adult and young offenders from the [Northern Community Justice Authority Area]

Brief history
On 4 June 2008, it was announced that HMP Aberdeen and HMP Peterhead were to close and one new prison would be built on part of the old Peterhead site, to be known as HMP YOI Grampian.

It comprised three main accommodation blocks Banff Hall for female prisoners, Ellon Hall for male prisoners and Cruden Hall which at the time of inspection held no prisoners, Dyce Hall which is the Separation and Reintegration Unit and two Community Integration Units, one for men and one for women.   

Design capacity
The establishment design capacity is 552.  However, with the closure of Cruden hall the current maximum design capacity is 474.

Date of last inspection:
30 November to 8 December 2015.

Healthcare provider:
NHS Grampian.

Learning provider:
Fife College