James Wolffe QC has been recommended by the First Minister for the post of Lord Advocate, succeeding Frank Mulholland QC.
Senior Advocate Depute Alison Di Rollo has been recommended for the post Solicitor General.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has issued a statement to update on the investigation into RBS.
Mr Mulholland has informed the First Minister of his intention to leave the post.
David Harvie has been appointed to the role of Crown Agent, Head of Scotland's Prosecution Service.
David is a Solicitor Advocate and is currently PF for the West of Scotland.
The Lord Advocate today attended a summit on Human Trafficking hosted by the Director of Public Prosecution for England and Wales at the Crown Prosecution Service, London.
At this summit the heads of the Prosecution Services from the United Kingdom signed a series of Commitments in relation to the prosecution of Human Trafficking cases.
The Crown Agent has thanked staff for their work and dedication after she was named in the New Year’s Honours List.
Catherine Dyer has been made CBE for her services to law and order.
We all have our own traditions which we follow at Christmas and New Year but there are common themes which we associate with this festive period including time off from work and school, the giving and receiving of gifts, families and loved ones coming together to celebrate and fun times for children. Sadly for too many families affected by the scourge of domestic abuse, this time of year can be anything but relaxing, happy or peaceful and one of the bad traditions we’ve come to recognise has been the notable increase in domestic abuse incidents generally occurring during this period.
The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC, today pledged support from COPFS for the I am Me/Keep Safe Project.