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Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC opens new Dundee COPFS premises

The Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain KC, today unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening of new office accommodation in Dundee for the city’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) staff.

Around 80 COPFS staff moved into the new office, in Compass House on Riverside Drive, in March after relocating from the previous COPFS premises in Marketgait. 

The new accommodation will help the Procurator Fiscal provide access to members of the public to better serve the local community and work more closely with key local criminal justice agencies.

The Lord Advocate with Helen Nisbet, Procurator Fiscal for Tayside, Central and Fife

The Lord Advocate was joined at the small ceremony by Helen Nisbet, Procurator Fiscal for Tayside, Central and Fife, Sheriff Principal Gillian Wade KC and Dundee City East MSP Shona Robison. 

The Lord Advocate said: “I am delighted to be able to meet with the staff here in Dundee and officially open the office for business. 

“The move is a welcome step to developing and improving our overall estate and ensuring COPFS is able to invest in our most important asset, the staff that ensure a first-rate prosecution service.” 

COPFS staff will be co-located with a number of other justice partner agencies, including the Scottish Courts Tribunal Service (SCTS) and Victim Support Scotland. 

Helen Nisbet said: “We are delighted to provide a modern, accessible point of contact for the people of Dundee to engage with COPFS. 

“The office location also offers us the opportunity for close engagement with justice partners to ensure collaborative working across various sectors. 

“In common with every responsible public sector body, COPFS are committed to ensuring the delivery of a quality service while getting best value for money from running costs."