1. Former Scotland youth player Paul MacDonald jailed for drug-trafficking offences

    A former Scotland youth team footballer who turned to serious organised crime has been jailed for seven years after being convicted of running a massive drugs-trafficking operation. 

    07 Nov 2023 COPFS corporate
  2. Statement on the Lord Advocate’s reference to the Court of Appeal

    The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC has acknowledged the outcome of a reference she made to the Court of Appeal requesting them to consider a point of law concerning corroboration.

    18 Oct 2023 Statements
  3. Domestic Abuse and Stalking charges in Scotland, 2022-23

    An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

    12 Sep 2023 COPFS corporate
  4. Lord Advocate urges victims of domestic abuse to seek safety and justice

    The Lord Advocate today pledged her ongoing support for victims and children suffering through domestic abuse and urged them to seek both safety and justice.

    12 Sep 2023 COPFS corporate
  5. Statement on pilot safer drug consumption facility

    The Lord Advocate has responded to a request for a focused statement of prosecution policy in relation to a pilot safer drugs consumption facility in Glasgow.  

    11 Sep 2023 Statements
  6. Elgin's Procurator Fiscal office to undergo eco-friendly refit

    Elgin's Procurator Fiscal office is going green with a clean energy refit

    07 Aug 2023 COPFS corporate
  7. Lord Advocate announces review of diversion from prosecution for sexual offences

    Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC has ordered a review of how prosecutors deal with diversion from prosecution in cases of serious sexual offences such as rape. 

    14 Jul 2023 Statements
  8. Crown Office powers further toward a greener future with solar energy

    Crown Office buildings are powering up for a greener future and reducing their carbon footprint by embracing solar energy

    10 Jul 2023 COPFS corporate
  9. New guidance published to protect children and vulnerable individuals from serious organised crime groups

    New guidance has been put in place to help identify victims at risk of exploitation by serious organised crime groups.

    07 Jul 2023 COPFS corporate
  10. Pupils from St Peter the Apostle in Clydebank win prestigious COPFS Public Speaking Competition

    Two pupils from St Peter the Apostle High School in Clydebank have been crowned winners of this year’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) school public speaking competition.

    08 Jun 2023 COPFS corporate