Thank you for your e-mail of 17 May 2017 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):
"All known and measurable costs associated with the trial of Edwin McLaren incurred between 1 September 2015 and May 16, 2017."
COPFS do not hold the costs associated with the trial of Edwin McLaren.
Further I can advise that COPFS does not routinely collate the costs involved in prosecuting an individual case at court. We do however record prosecution witness and expert expenses and in this case the total amounts to £26,537.88. We do not hold any other records of costs of the individual prosecution and therefore any other information relating to the cost of this trial is not held by COPFS and is exempt under Section 17(1) of FOISA.