Accessibility

To fully experience our web services as intended, we recommend using the latest version of your chosen web browser.

If you are upgrading your web browser we recommend the latest free versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.

At the Judiciary of Scotland website we believe that the internet should be easy-to-use for everyone, including those with disabilities. With this in mind, we have adopted a policy of accessibility and have designed this website to meet current web standards.

All future development work carried out on this website will adhere to current Web Standards, as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium.

We are doing this to ensure that the pages can be accessed by all users no matter which browser they are using.

While the pages can still be accessed in older browsers, to see them laid-out correctly will require a standards compliant browser.

If you would like to upgrade your browser we recommend the latest free versions of Firefox, Explorer. Mac OS X users may also consider Safari.

If you have any problems viewing this website please contact us.

Web Browser Information/Browser Platform:

If you have any technical problems downloading a browser, please contact either your Internet Service Provider or Computer Manufacturer.

For more details on how to get the best from the Judiciary of Scotland website, please read the information below.

Screen Resolution

The Judiciary of Scotland website is best viewed at a resolution of 1024x768 pixels or greater. In order to change the screen resolution on Windows XP, go to Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display and change the screen area to 1024x768 pixels or greater. On a Mac, go to Apple Menu > System Preferences > Display in order to change the screen resolution.

Increasing Text Size

Most Web browsers include functionality to let you increase or decrease the text in a Web page. The following instructions apply to the various browsers.

Internet Explorer - Select menu item view > Text size select an appropriate size

Firefox - Select menu item view > zoom and select zoom in (the shortcut is ctrl+ zoom in and ctrl- zoom out)

Safari - Select menu item view > zoom and select zoom in

Google Chrome - Select menu item view > zoom and select zoom in (shortcut is ctrl+ zoom in and ctrl- zoom out)

Colour

The Judiciary of Scotland website is best viewed at a colour-depth of greater than 256 colours (16bit). In order to change the screen colour settings on Windows, go to Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display and change colour depth to greater than 16bit. On a Mac, go to Apple Menu > System Preferences > Display in order to change the colour depth.

Windows PC Requirements

To use the site effectively your PC should operate one of the following web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or greater

Mac Requirements

To use the site effectively your Mac should operate one of the following web browsers:

  • Safari 2.0 or greater
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or greater

Other Browsers

The Judiciary of Scotland website is optimised for use with the browsers listed above and whilst we do everything we can to make the site accessible to all it may not display correctly in older versions or other browsers.

If you feel we have not answered any of your queries in the above text please do not hesitate to contact us.

HMA v Derek Docherty

Friday, 18 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 18 August 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced Derek Docherty to five years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury.

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HMA v LM (Youth)

Friday, 18 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 18 August 2017, Lord Woolman sentenced a youth to nine years’ detention after the accused was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Luke Wallace.

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HMA v Douglas Alexander McDowall

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 16 August 2017, Lady Rae imposed an extended sentence of 14 years on Douglas McDowall after the accused pled guilty to assault with intent to rape. The custodial part will be four years and will be followed by an extension period of 10 years on licence.

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HMA v Scott Agnew

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 15 August 2017, Lord Clark sentenced Scott Agnew to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years and six months after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Stewart Rexter.

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HMA v William John Paterson

Friday, 11 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 11 August 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced William Paterson to 12-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of James Beveridge.

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