The Accountant in Bankruptcy's office has released the fourth quarter insolvency figures for 2011/12.
The latest statistics show the number of sequestrations have fallen slightly since the last quarter and by 3% on the same period last year.
Protected Trust Deeds have increased by 10% in this quarter and by 43% on the corresponding period last year.
Debt Payment Programmes are up 7% on the last quarter and by 97% on the same period last year.
Government Minister Fergus Ewing said: