Following investigations into two separate fatal accidents at motor sport events, the Crown Office will use new legislation to hold, for the first time, a joint Fatal Accident Inquiry.
Two men who were involved in the unlawful removal of artefacts from sunken German warships were today each fined £18,000 at Kirkwall Sheriff Court.
Divers Robert Infante and Gordon Meek committed the offences at Scapa Flow, Orkney, where a number of German ships have lain on the seabed since they were scuttled in June 1919.
Following a full investigation and after careful consideration the Crown has concluded that there will be no criminal proceedings in relation to the death of Keane Wallis-Bennett. It has been decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry will be held to examine the circumstances of her death.
A 57 year old has been jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to a complex investment fraud which accrued more than £18 million.
Stephen Farley, from Edinburgh, established his business through cold calling potential investors and then providing a false picture of the returns on their investments.
A 43 year old woman who conned a family run business out of £110,000 is facing three years in jail after being sentenced at Dumfries Sheriff Court today.
A 51 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his partner and then trying to cover up his crime.
James McCarten beat 43 year old Anna Rosenberg so severely that she died from her injuries.
18 October is Anti-Slavery Day (EU Anti-Trafficking Day) and the Solicitor General for Scotland, Alison Di Rollo QC is speaking at a conference in London which is examining the UK's response to modern slavery.
The skipper of a fishing vessel has been sentenced to six months imprisonment today after a crew member died when the ship ran aground off the Shetland Islands.
Christopher Smith pled guilty to a contravention of Section 58(2)(b) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on 13th September 2016.
A 32 year old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 15 year old Paige Doherty.
Today at the High Court in Glasgow John Leathem, who pled guilty at a hearing on 5 September, was told he would spend a minimum of 27 years in prison for the horrific attack on the teenager.
The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC has marked UK Hate Crime Awareness Week by sending a strong message to those who engage in this abhorrent behaviour that they will face the full force of the law.