Scottish divorce rate falls by 2% to 9,453

Wedding rings The number of people who got divorced in Scotland fell by 2%

Related Stories

The number of people getting divorced in Scotland fell by 2% in the last year to 9,453, official figures have revealed.

The most common reason for splitting up was that the couples had not lived together for the last year.

There were also 50 civil partnerships dissolved, up from 42 the year before.

Other official statistics released have shown that the number of debt cases initiated in the sheriff courts has fallen by 11%

There was also a 15% fall in the number of personal injury cases brought before the courts last year, at 7,792 - 59% of which related to road accidents and 22% resulted from accidents at work.

Almost a third more repossession cases were initiated in sheriff courts last year compared with the previous 12-month period, up 29% to 6,752, although this is significantly lower than in 2008-09 when it was 10,141.

Repossession cases usually involve a lender taking legal action against a borrower who defaults on a mortgage or loan secured on their property.

The number of eviction cases, usually involving a tenant with rent arrears, initiated in the sheriff courts fell 1% to 13,979.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Scotland politics stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa


  • Woman in swimming pool Green stuff

    The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine


  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health


  • The OfficeIn pictures

    Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ITChild's play

    It's never been easier for small businesses to get their message out to the world

Programmes

  • Tuna and avacadoThe Travel Show Watch

    Is Tokyo set to become the world's gourmet capital?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.