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Judiciary of Scotland

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

Message from the Lord President

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Welcome to the judicial website - a first for judges in Scotland. We hope that you find ithis website both helpful and informative. It is our intention to publish as much information as we can, as quickly as we can. We believe it is vital in a democracy that justice is not only seen to be done, but that it operates in an open and transparent way and contributes to public understanding and awareness of what takes place in courts each day across Scotland.

Lord President

HMA v SW GLOBAL RESOURCING LTD

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
Sentencing Statement

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on 15 September 2014, SW Global Resourcing Limited were fined £200,000 by Sheriff Alistair Watson after the company pled guilty to health and safety breaches which resulted in the death of an employee.

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Petition for Judicial Review by Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited and The Trump Organization LLC

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014
Court Opinion

Petition for Judicial Review by Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited and The Trump Organization LLC (petitioners) of decisions of the Scottish Ministers (respondents).

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@JudgesScotland - Sheriff Roderick MacLeod QC appointed Chairman of Scottish Land Court and President of Lands Tribunal for Scotland http://t.co/UnjXxvurxU

@JudgesScotland - Aberdeen High Court: Lord Matthews sentenced Robin Porter to 10 years in prison for assault and rape of three women http://t.co/kQlNmTGige

@JudgesScotland - Sheriff Alistair Duff has taken up his appointment as Director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland http://t.co/H0ikB4obdw

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