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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 Principal Appointed

Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
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Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Sheriff Derek Pyle, solicitor, as Sheriff Principal for the Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highlands and Islands.

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HMA v DAVID GILROY

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012
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Sentencing Diet

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New Sheriffs Appointed

Monday, 2 April, 2012
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Two new Sheriffs take up their appointments today

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APPOINTMENT OF QUEEN’S COUNSEL 2012

Thursday, 22 March, 2012
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The Lord Justice General invites applications by advocates and solicitor advocates seeking recommendation for appointment as Queen’s Counsel in Scotland.

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Lord President Makes Written Representations to Parliament

Wednesday, 18 January, 2012
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Utilising the powers conferred on him by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 the Lord President is laying before the United Kingdom Parliament written representations regarding the Scotland Bill presently before it.

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