There is no standard procedure in Scottish prisons for visiting, and each prison can operate differently. For information about prison visiting times please visiting the Scottish Prison Service website or contact the prison establishment directly:
Phone Numbers for Scottish Prisons
|HMP Addiewell||01506 74500|
|HMP Barlinnie||0141 770 2000|
|HMP Cornton Vale||01786 832591|
|HMP Dumfries||01387 261218|
|HMP Edinburgh||0131 444 3000|
|HMP Glenochil||01259 760471|
|HMP Grampian||01779 485640|
|HMP Greenock||01475 787801|
|HMP Inverness||01463 229000|
|HMP Kilmarnock||01563 548800|
|HMP Low Moss||0141 762 9500|
|HMP Open Estate||01382 319333|
|HMP Perth||01738 622293|
|HM YOI Polmont||01324 722299|
|HMP Shotts||01501 824000|
We know that visiting a loved one in prison can be a uneasy experience and that families may have a number of questions about the visiting process:
- How are visits arranged?
- How do I get to the prison?
- Do I need to take any form of identification with me?
- What time do I need to be there?
- How many people can visit at one time?
- What will I need to take with me?
These are just some of the questions you may have.
The Support and Information Helpline can provide answers to these questions as well as other concerns. Additionally, for a quick reference guide on prison visits please read our information sheets on:
- Visiting Someone in a Scottish Prison
- Travel/Transport to Scottish Prisons
- Visiting Prison with your Children