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Welcome to the website of the judiciary in Scotland.  You will find lots of information about judges, the work they do in each of the different courts and some helpful advice if you are attending court or simply want to come in and see what happens.  

You can also find up-to-date information on the latest sentencing statements which will allow you to read what a judge has said in court on passing sentence.  We also publish summaries of opinions, fatal accident inquiry determinations and other major court decisions in Scotland.

Website of the Judiciary in Scotland

HMA v Kevin McConaghie

Thursday, 15 February, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 15 February 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Kevin McConaghie to four years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of serious sexual assault. The accused had pled guilty to failing to appear in court on a date of which he has been given due notice. On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Sean Clelland

Thursday, 15 February, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 15 February 2018, Lady Rae imposed an extended sentence of 11 years, custodial part 8 years, on Sean Clelland after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury, danger of life and robbery. On sentencing Lady Rae made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Anthony McKellar

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 14 February 2018, Lord Armstrong sentenced Anthony McKellar to 12 years and 6 months imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of culpable homicide. On sentencing Lord Armstrong made the following statement in court:

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HMA v William Richardson

Friday, 9 February, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 9 February 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced William Richardson to eight years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to culpable homicide. On sentencing Lord Woolman made the following statement in court:

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PF v William Curtis

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Peterhead Sheriff Court today, 7 February 2018, Sheriff Robert H Dickson imposed a fine of £2,600 on William Curtis, the skipper of a fishing boat, after the accused was found guilty of issuing a death threat to MSP Stewart Stevenson. On sentencing Sheriff Dickson made the following statement in court:

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