1. Inverness man sentenced for catalogue of sexual offending

    An Inverness man who was extradited from America to face charges of rape and assault in Scotland has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    11 Jun 2021 Cases
  2. Men hid cocaine and cannabis in machinery to smuggle through Scotland

    Three men have been jailed for smuggling cocaine and cannabis through Scotland.

    08 Jun 2021 Cases
  3. Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses - Annual Report

    The Lord Advocate is required to publish Standards of Service for victims and witnesses each year and to publish an annual report in relation to the fulfilment of those standards.

    10 May 2021 COPFS corporate
  4. Cameron House Hotel: Fatal Accident Inquiry decision

    Following a thorough investigation and criminal prosecution, Crown Counsel have decided not to hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley at Cameron House Hotel.

    19 Apr 2021 Cases
  5. Publication of Securing Justice: Our Strategic Plan 2020-23 and Business Plan for 2020-21

    Today the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has published Securing Justice: Strategic Plan for 2020-23, along with the COPFS business plan for 2020-21.

    07 Aug 2020 COPFS corporate
  6. COPFS revises Sensitive Personal Records Policy

    THE Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has revised its internal policy on the recovery of sensitive personal records of rape victims for use as evidence.

    09 Jun 2020 COPFS corporate
  7. Crown Office cash boost to clear post-mortem backlog

    COPFS can confirm an additional £300,000 investment to help clear overdue post-mortem reports that are impacting upon a large number of bereaved families in Scotland.

    30 Dec 2019 COPFS corporate
  8. Solicitor General launches specialist training for new Act

    Scotland’s prosecutors have begun training in preparation for new domestic abuse legislation which is due to come into force in 2019

    26 Nov 2018 COPFS corporate
  9. Scotland’s prosecution service to recruit 140 additional staff

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have been given additional in-year budget of £3.6million to fund the recruitment up to 140 permanent staff.

    27 Aug 2018 COPFS corporate
  10. Improving the criminal justice experience for sexual crime victims

    A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and Rape Crisis Scotland to help improve the criminal justice system for sexual crime victims.

    20 Dec 2017 COPFS corporate