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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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New Director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland

Tuesday, 9 September, 2014

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

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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Lady Smith assigned to be first President of the Scottish Tribunals

Monday, 21 July, 2014

The Rt Hon Lady Smith has become the first President of the Scottish Tribunals.

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New Sheriffs Principal appointed

Thursday, 17 July, 2014

Sheriff Ian Abercrombie QC, Sheriff Marysia Lewis and Duncan Murray have been appointed as Sheriffs Principal.

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Six new sheriffs appointed across Scotland

Tuesday, 8 July, 2014

Six new sheriffs have been appointed for Glasgow and Strathkelvin; Tayside, Central and Fife; Grampian, Highland and Islands; North Strathclyde; and South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Ministers announced today, 8 July 2014.

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