1. Serial sexual offender given Order for Lifelong Restriction

    A serial rapist who terrorised six women in a long campaign of violent and sexual offending has be made subject to an Order for Lifelong Restriction and will spend at least 10 years in prison.

    02 Feb 2024 Cases
  2. Solicitor General for Scotland issues statement on safer sleeping for babies

    A number of investigations into the sudden and unexpected deaths of babies has prompted the Solicitor General Ruth Charteris KC to urge families to follow the advice available on safer sleeping.

    26 Jan 2024 Statements
  3. Airdrie Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

    Please note that some trials scheduled to take place at Airdrie Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court have been moved to other locations.

    18 Jan 2024 COPFS corporate
  4. Lord Advocate's statement to the Scottish Parliament on Post Office Horizon IT prosecutions

    Statement on Horizon IT prosecutions made by Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC on 16 January 2024

    16 Jan 2024 Statements
  5. Fugitive jailed for the killing of his second cousin

    A man who tried to escape Scottish justice after killing a relative has been jailed for six years and four months.

    08 Jan 2024 Cases
  6. Statement from the Lord Advocate marking 35 years since the Lockerbie bombing

    The Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain KC, has reflected upon the 35th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie and the longest-running investigation in the history of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). The Lord Advocate has ministerial responsibility for COPFS, Scotland’s sole criminal prosecution authority. COPFS works independently of government in the prosecution of crime and investigation of deaths.

    21 Dec 2023 Statements
  7. Man sentenced for sharing extremist material from banned terror group online

    A Fife man who shared extremist hate material from a banned right-wing terror group online has been fined a total of £840.

    18 Dec 2023 Cases
  8. Crown Agent appointment confirmed

    John Logue confirmed as Crown Agent and Chief Executive of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

    13 Dec 2023 COPFS corporate
  9. Farm labourer fined after admitting gangmaster offences

    A farm labourer who acted as an illegal gangmaster has been fined £400.

    07 Dec 2023 Cases
  10. Parents warned Christmas puppy purchases could fund serious organised crime

    Families are being urged to avoid being tempted into buying puppies online as Christmas presents amid fears the money may be used by criminal gangs to prey on local communities throughout Scotland.

    04 Dec 2023 COPFS corporate