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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.

Lord President opens new Legal Year

Monday, 24 September, 2012
Speeches

The Right Hon Lord Gill, Lord President and Lord Justice General addressed the court at the opening of the new Legal Year for 2012/13.

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Inaugural Lecture

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012
Speeches

Delivered by the Chief Justice of Canada The Rt Hon Beverley McLachlin.

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Ceremony of installation of the Lord Presdident and Lord Justice General

Wednesday, 27 June, 2012
Speeches

Speech by the Rt Hon Lord Gill on 26 June 2012

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The Lord President's Address to the Court 2011

Friday, 25 November, 2011
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Opening of the Legal Year 2011

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Second Macfadyen Lecture 2011

Friday, 18 March, 2011
Speeches

The Challenges of Scientific Evidence

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