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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.

New Sheriff appointed in North Strathclyde

Friday, 24 October, 2014
News

Solicitor Craig Douglas Turnbull has been appointed as a floating sheriff of North Strathclyde, the Scottish Ministers have announced.

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New guidance note on electronic devices in court

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014
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The Lord President has issued new guidance to judicial office holders on the use of electronic devices such as laptop computers and tablets in court.

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New Scottish Land Court Chairman and Lands Tribunal for Scotland President appointed

Friday, 12 September, 2014
News

Sheriff Roderick John MacLeod QC has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as Chairman of the Scottish Land Court, the Scottish Ministers have announced.

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New Director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland

Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
News

Sheriff Alistair Duff has taken up his appointment as Director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland.

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Scottish Civil Justice Council – recruitment of a solicitor member

Tuesday, 12 August, 2014
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Following the appointment of Scottish Civil Justice Council solicitor member Duncan Murray as Sheriff Principal of North Strathclyde, the Scottish Civil Justice Council is advertising a vacancy for a replacement solicitor member.

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