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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

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 IAN DAVID THOMSON

Monday, 22 December, 2014
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Glasgow on 22 December 2014, Judge John Beckett QC sentenced Ian Thomson to 13 years and six months imprisonment and imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction after the accused was convicted of raping six women.

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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 - Glasgow High Court: Ian Thomson sentenced to 13-and-a-half years imprisonment with an OLR for raping six women http://t.co/oW9cMbsP6q

@JudgesScotland - Edinburgh High Court: Murray Geddes sentenced to nine years imprisonment for causing death by dangerous driving http://t.co/WdQamc1T1b

@JudgesScotland - RT @scotcourts: Edinburgh Sheriff & JP Court is currently experiencing phone problems. See website for contact details http://t.co/9nEkrmE6http://t.co/9nEkrmE6Pf

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