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  1. West Lothian man sentenced for committing sexual abuse of young children

    A former community centre caretaker has been jailed for ten years over a course of child sexual abuse undertaken whilst in a position of trust within his local community.

    13 Nov 2023 Cases
  2. 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
  3. Company sentenced for failings that led to death fall

    An Edinburgh based agricultural company has been fined £60,000 for health and safety failings which led to the death of a man when he fell through an industrial shed roof.

    27 Oct 2023 Cases
  4. Man sentenced for the murder of his partner

    Scotland’s Procurator Fiscal for homicide, Moira Orr, commented on today's sentencing of Christopher McGowan.

    25 Oct 2023 Cases
  5. 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
  6. Photographer who sexually assaulted models jailed

    A photographer groomed young women into taking part in modelling shoots in order to sexually assault them, a jury has found. 

    06 Oct 2023 Cases
  7. Woman who embezzled £1.5m from family business in Aberdeen jailed

    A grandmother who embezzled £1.5million from a family scrap metal business in Aberdeen has been jailed for three years and four months. 

    28 Sep 2023 Cases
  8. Man who killed grandparents ordered to be detained at the State Hospital in Carstairs.

    A 21-year-old man has admitted killing his grandparents in a knife attack and has been ordered to be detained at the State Hospital in Carstairs

    21 Sep 2023 Cases
  9. Domestic Abuse and Stalking charges in Scotland, 2022-23

    An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

    12 Sep 2023 COPFS corporate
  10. 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