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In cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial, the judge may decide to make the sentencing statement more widely available. You can read the judge’s full statement here once sentence has been passed.

We also issue tweets to alert our followers as soon as statements are published. Follow Us.  

For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

Click here if you would like information about victims of crimes and sentencing.

Opening of the new legal year

Tuesday, 21 September, 2010
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Today the Lord President The Right Hon Lord Hamilton addressed the court at the start of the new legal year.

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HMA v Mark Willam Junor & Elaine Jacqueline Young

Tuesday, 24 August, 2010
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Guilty plea to culpable homicide at High Court in Aberdeen

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HMA v Hector Colin MacLennan

Friday, 13 August, 2010
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Guilty verdict after rape trial at the High Court in Aberdeen

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HMA v Alistair Thomson

Friday, 13 August, 2010
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Guilty plea to culpable homicide at Edinburgh High Court.

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