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Castle Douglas High School Triumph In School Speaking Competition

Last night’s final of the National Schools Public Speaking Competition, organised by COPFS, resulted in Castle Douglas High School's securing a victory over competitors from Robert Gordon’s College and Glasgow Gaelic School.

Over £266,000 confiscated from contractors who bribed Edinburgh City Council officials

Kevin Thomas William Balmer, 54, and Brendan Cantwell, 46, were today made subject of confiscation orders totalling £95,000 and £171,223.92 respectively, having each previously been jailed for more than two years.

Victims and children at heart of domestic abuse protocol

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams today (Friday March 24th) launched a new Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse.

The agreement commits Police Scotland and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service to a consistent and robust approach to domestic abuse and recognises the significant and enduring impact which domestic abuse can have on victims and children.

Corruption leads to Proceeds of Crime payback order

One of the four men convicted of corruption and bribery at Edinburgh City Council has been ordered to pay back a five figure sum under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 64 year old Charles Owenson was ordered to pay back £22,000 having also previously plead guilty, in 2015, of having laundered money from bribes paid by two other men.

Life sentence for 1999 murder

A 58 year old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Owen Brannigan in Coatbridge in 1999.

Lord Advocate to collect award for top public sector employer in Scotland

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC will tonight accept an award on behalf of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) who were named as Scotland’s public sector champion in the 2017 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.

Rape and murder convictions gets man 22 years in prison

A 33 year old man who raped a young girl and went on to commit murder has been told he will spend 22 years in prison.

Two men fined for killing wild birds

Two men, aged 31 and 26 years-old, have been fined for killing an Oystercatcher and a Gull in two separate wildlife crime incidents last year.

Who will be crowned best school in the COPFS National Speaking Competition?

For the 6th year, schools across Scotland have been invited by COPFS to participate in their Public Speaking Competition running from 18 January to 23 May 2017.

COPFS named as top public sector employer in Scotland

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has been named top public sector employer in Scotland for the fourth year running and 13th overall in the UK in the 2017 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.