New Sheriff Principal Appointed

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Sheriff Derek Pyle, solicitor, as Sheriff Principal for the Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highlands and Islands.

First Minister Alex Salmond nominated Sheriff Pyle for appointment on the basis of a report by the independent Judicial Appointments Board. 

He will replace Sheriff Principal Sir Stephen Young who retires on 31 May 2012.

Sheriff Pyle was appointed on 2 May and will take up appointment on 1 June 2012. 

Scottish Government News Release