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 LAURENCE MCALLISTER & KIERAN JOSEPH MURPHY

Monday, 29 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Laurence McAllister and Kieran Murphy after both were found guilty of being concerned in the supply of cannabis. Lord Uist sentenced Laurence McAllister to 5 years 6 months imprisonment, and Kieran Murphy to 5 years imprisonment.

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HMA v THOMAS SHANNON

Friday, 26 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Doherty sentenced Thomas Shannon to 6 years 4 months imprisonment with an extension period of 8 years. On 30 May 2012 at the first Preliminary Hearing in the case Thomas Shannon pled guilty to a breach of a sexual offences prevention order which had been imposed on him on 12 June 2008. On 2 October 2012 at the High Court at Dundee he pled guilty at the trial diet to a contravention of s. 3 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009. Both offences took place in Dundee.

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HMA v DOUGLAS LAWRENCE

Thursday, 25 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on the 25th October 2012, Lord Uist made an interim compulsion order on Douglas Lawrence after he pled guilty to culpable homicide and assault.

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HMA v JAMES BRAND

Thursday, 25 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Brailsford sentenced James Brand to 40 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to assaulting a police officer to her injury and to the danger of her life, and obstructing police officers in the execution of their duty on 1st July 2012 at Gartmorn Dam, Alloa.

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HMA v STEPHEN IAN CRAWFORD & DARREN McDEVITT

Thursday, 18 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews imposed life sentences on Stephen Crawford and Darren McDevitt after they were found guilty of the murder of Michael Herbison on 29 August 2011. The punishment part was fixed at 18 years.

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