1. Industrial Action on 1 February 2023

    Details about potential disruption to our services on 1 February due to industrial action and advice for those due to attend court or a COPFS office.

    30 Jan 2023 COPFS corporate
  2. Lord Advocate: We are determined to increase the confidence of domestic abuse victims in the criminal justice system

    Dorothy Bain KC has welcomed reporting on the first three years operation of the ground-breaking Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018.

    10 Jan 2023 COPFS corporate
  3. COPFS launches consultation on draft Strategic Plan for 2023-27

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is consulting with the public on our new Strategic Plan.

    06 Jan 2023 COPFS corporate
  4. Man jailed for knife attack on Edinburgh police officers and double kidnapping

    A man who threatened to stab two police officers and took a man and woman hostage has been jailed for a total of nine years and four months.

    21 Dec 2022 COPFS corporate
  5. Two jailed for Aberdeen murder after drink and drugs binge

    Two men who stabbed a stranger to death at a party after a drugs and alcohol binge have been jailed for life and seven years and three months respectively.

    15 Dec 2022 COPFS corporate
  6. COPFS launches consultation to inform new Strategic Plan

    An invitation to have your say about the initial framework for the COPFS Strategic Plan 2023-27.

    18 Oct 2022 COPFS corporate
  7. New initiative to build links between prosecutors and victims of domestic abuse.

    An innovative pilot scheme which aims to transform the service offered to victims of domestic abuse by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) launched this month.

    23 Sep 2022 COPFS corporate
  8. Domestic Abuse and Stalking charges in Scotland, 2021-22

    An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

    21 Sep 2022 COPFS corporate
  9. Lord Advocate pledges robust prosecution for crimes of domestic abuse

    The Lord Advocate today renewed her pledge to tackle the traumatising crimes of domestic abuse and stalking with robust prosecution of offenders.

    21 Sep 2022 COPFS corporate
  10. Mock trial to raise awareness of race hate crime

    COPFS prosecutors staged a mock trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court to highlight racially aggravated hate crime. 

    30 Aug 2022 COPFS corporate