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.
A 40 year old man has been sentenced to serve at least 26 years in prison following the murder of a woman in Montrose.
A 41 year old woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told she will serve a minimum 21 years for murdering a pensioner in Fife.
A 39 year old has been jailed for nine months for carrying out an assault during a pitch invasion following the 2016 Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park.
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.