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.
A report on Hate Crime in Scotland 2015-16, was published today. This brings together figures on race crime, and on crime motivated by prejudice related to religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity.
Last night, Glasgow’s Fernhill School were crowned winners of the 2016 COPFS National Public Speaking Competition in an exciting final held in the grand setting of Parliament House, on Edinburgh’s historic High Street.