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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.

Statement from Lord President following Commonwealth Law Conference 2015 announcement

Monday, 28 January, 2013

Following the announcement that Glasgow is to host the Commonwealth Law Conference in 2015 the Lord President The Right Hon Lord Gill has made the following statement of support:

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Official Launch of the Judicial Institute for Scotland

Friday, 25 January, 2013

Today sees the official launch of the Judicial Institute for Scotland and the opening of the purpose-built learning suite located within Parliament House.

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New Senators appointed to the College of Justice

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Morag Wise QC and Iain Armstrong QC as Senators of the College of Justice.

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New Sheriff appointed at Inverness Sheriff Court

Tuesday, 15 January, 2013

Mr Jamie Gilchrist, QC has been appointed as a floating sheriff of Grampian, Highland and Islands based at the Sheriff Court District of Inverness with effect from 14 January 2013.

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Police Appeals Tribunal

Friday, 11 January, 2013

The Lord President invites applications from advocates and solicitors seeking nomination to the Panel from which members of the Police Appeals Tribunal will be appointed.

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