Second Chancers

Everyone deserves a second chance

Times are changing in Scotland. A new way of thinking is emerging and a movement for a smarter justice system is beginning.

“No one wakes up and decides to be a criminal…things aren’t black and white”

Malky tells his story from chaos, addiction and his darkest moment to recovery, repair and redemption.

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“No one wakes up and decides to be a criminal…things aren’t black and white”

Malky tells his story from chaos, addiction and his darkest moment to recovery, repair and redemption.

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“I used to think I was the only one having these problems”

Expelled from school at 13, and in and out of the justice system, Jenny took her second chance and changed her life for the better.

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“I’ve had a second chance, I may not have deserved it, but I’m glad I got it”

Morag made a mistake – but fought her own shame and other’s judgement to find peace and contentment.

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“I lost 20 years of my life to heroin. Now I’m an award-winning student.”

For years, no one saw Lucy as Lucy. It was ‘Lucy the junkie’. She’s now an award-winning student embracing life as a scholar and a grandma!

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From offending to Oxford: my second chance

For Kirstie, growing up gay was hard. Unsupported and in a toxic relationship, frustration and violence took over her life.

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The times they are a-changin’

With the fishing industry in decline, the symbolism of a scrapping a local relic was unthinkable to the Burghead community.