1. National Stalking Awareness Week - how our Victim Information and Advice service bridges the gap

    The Victim Information and Advice service (VIA) within COPFS supports vulnerable people who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in the criminal justice process.

    28 Apr 2022 COPFS corporate
  2. Skipper fined for illegal fishing in protected area

    A 56-year-old fishing boat skipper has been fined £3211.43 after being found guilty of illegal fishing in a marine protected area off Scotland’s northwest coast.

    28 Apr 2022 Cases
  3. Gang member helped arrange murder of Dutch journalist

    A member of an organised crime gang who helped arrange the murder of a Dutch journalist has been jailed.

    22 Apr 2022 Cases
  4. Giffnock man sentenced for domestic abuse

    A man who hid raw fish in his former partner’s home and left offensive messages in the property was today sentenced to 240 hours community payback and made subject of a two year non-harassment order.

    22 Apr 2022 Cases
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for those due to attend court

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have an impact on the Scottish criminal justice system.

    21 Apr 2022 COVID-19
  6. Larkhall man sentenced for violent assault on ex-partner

    A 22-year-old man has been sentenced after attacking his former girlfriend.

    04 Apr 2022 Cases
  7. Man knocked cyclist off his bike and killed him

    A man who knocked a cyclist off his bike on a rural Fife road and killed him has been jailed.

    31 Mar 2022 Cases
  8. COPFS shows commitment to employees with life-limiting illness

    On 24 March 2022, COPFS leaders and trade union representatives showed their commitment to supporting colleagues with life-limiting illness.

    31 Mar 2022 COPFS corporate
  9. Decision on request for undertakings from Bayoh Inquiry

    The Solicitor General has responded to the request from the chair of the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry to provide undertakings on the use of evidence heard by the inquiry in any potential future prosecutions.

    28 Mar 2022 Cases
  10. Edinburgh man jailed for historical sexual offences against children

    An Edinburgh man who sexually abused three children over two decades has been jailed.

    21 Mar 2022 Cases