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In your community

We have Procurator Fiscal offices which provide services to communities around Scotland. Our headquarters are based at the Crown Office in Edinburgh. 

We have prioritised some categories of crimes due to their impact on communities and we carry out a range of other activities in local areas.

COPFS is organised into Functions:

  • High Court
  • Local Court
  • Operational Support
  • Specialist Casework


Publications & resources:

‘Our role in your community’ - a 30-minute DVD presentation, will provide the people of Scotland with a clearer understanding of our roles and responsibilities in Scottish society. The five chapters of the free resource can be viewed here: COPFS videos


 ‘A guide to Scots Law’ - practical, sensible advice on Scotland’s laws for those coming to live in the country for the first time.

The guide is currently available in 11 languages, including: