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  1. Change in reporting of care home Covid-19 deaths to the Procurator Fiscal

    The Lord Advocate, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer, Police Scotland and National Records Scotland, has today issued updated guidance on the reporting of Covid-19 related deaths.

    22 Dec 2022 Death investigations
  2. Lord Advocate speaks at 34th Lockerbie memorial service

    The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC delivered remarks at a memorial service in the United States marking the 34th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie

    22 Dec 2022 Statements
  3. Property company fined £200,000 for failings that led to severe injury

    A Glasgow property company has been fined for health and safety failings which left a man with severe injuries and permanent impairment.

    21 Dec 2022 Cases
  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. Man jailed after decades of sexual abuse

    A pensioner has been jailed for multiple sexual offences spanning the course of 56 years.

    21 Dec 2022 Cases
  6. Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC Offers Message of Support to Victims of Domestic Abuse

    Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC today reached out to victims of domestic abuse with a personal message of support and renewed her commitment to tackling the crime effectively.

    19 Dec 2022 Statements
  7. 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
  8. Confectionery company fined for failings that led to injury

    A Coatbridge confectionery company has been fined £5000 for health and safety failings which led to the injury of an employee.

    14 Dec 2022 Cases
  9. Italian tourist jailed for five road deaths

    A 50-year-old Italian tourist has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for causing the deaths of five people, including his four-year-old son, after drifting into oncoming traffic.

    13 Dec 2022 Cases
  10. Lockerbie bombing: Statement from the Lord Advocate

    The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC has issued a statement following developments in the investigations into the bombing of flight Pan Am 103 and the murder of 270 people on December 21, 1988.  

    12 Dec 2022 Statements