1. Joint statement from Lord Advocate and Chief Constable

    SCOTLAND’S Lord Advocate and Chief Constable of Police Scotland have set clear priorities for the investigation and prosecution of crime as measures to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak come in to force.

    19 Mar 2020 COVID-19
  2. Lord Advocate addresses victims' groups

    The Lord Advocate renewed his commitment to put victims’ voices at the heart of the criminal justice system as he addressed an event marking European Day for Victims of Crime.

    21 Feb 2020 Statements
  3. 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
  4. Lord Advocate welcomes Drug Death Taskforce

    Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC has welcomed the formation of a Drug Death Taskforce to help tackle problem drug use as a public health priority.

    05 Jul 2019 Statements
  5. Briefing note on investigation of deaths and FAI

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is committed to the prompt investigation of deaths, but accepts that in some cases the time taken to complete a thorough investigation has been too long.

    24 Dec 2018 Death investigations
  6. Renewed pledge on Lockerbie investigation

    The Solicitor General has pledged to work in close co-operation with US authorities if new evidence on the Lockerbie bombing becomes available.

    21 Dec 2018 Statements
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. COPFS opening statement to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

    COPFS are core participants in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

    29 Nov 2017 Statements