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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.

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Appointment of new Sheriffs Principal

Wednesday, 30 March, 2011

Scottish Government

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Judicial Training Determination

Friday, 25 February, 2011

The Lord President has issued the first Judicial Training Determination under the powers conferred on him by the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008.

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Trident Report Published

Thursday, 24 February, 2011

Report of the reopened formal investigation into the loss of the fishing vessel in 1974.

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Jury Manual Published

Wednesday, 23 February, 2011

For the first time the Lord Justice General has authorised that the Judicial Studies Committee Jury Manual be made available to the public and wider legal profession.

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New Sheriff Appointed

Monday, 24 January, 2011

Mrs Fiona Tait has taken up her appointment today as an all-Scotland floating sheriff based at Airdrie Sheriff Court.

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