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Hate Crime in Scotland, 2017-18

A report on Hate Crime in Scotland 2017-18 was published today.

Fraserburgh man jailed for historical abuse

A Fraserburgh man who abused boys aged between 7 and 11 was today jailed for four and a half years

Life sentence for man who murdered his partner

A 53 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his partner.

East Kilbride man jailed for abusing boys

A 67 year old East Kilbride man was today jailed for five years, and placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely, for abusing young boys.

Irvine teenager jailed for drug supply

A teenager has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment for supplying drugs to children.

Six figure confiscation order for cannabis dealer

A drug dealer caught with hundreds of cannabis plants has been ordered to repay nearly £120,000.

Crime prevention order for drug gang leader

A crime gang involved in trafficking quarter of a million pounds worth of drugs into Scotland has been jailed and restrictions imposed on the gang leader.

Long cases practice note

The Lord Advocate has welcomed a new initiative that aims to ensure complex High Court cases are kept within reasonable time limits.
Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk, introduced this year’s first High Court practice note, “The Management of Lengthy or Complex Criminal Cases” at a gathering of judges and practitioners in the High Court in Glasgow.


Castle Douglas Crowned National Champions

Castle Douglas High School last night won the national final of the 2018 COPFS’s Schools Public Speaking Competition, despite a valiant effort from Shawlands Academy and Kirkcaldy High School.

Man jailed for exposing partners to HIV risk

A 27-year- old Edinburgh man was today jailed for exposing partners to the risk of HIV.