Sheriff Ian Simpson QC

The death has been announced of Ian Simpson QC, who served 18 years as a sheriff and was also a temporary judge before he retired. He was 68.

Sheriff Simpson was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1974, and took silk in 2005.

He sat as a sheriff in Airdrie, Dunfermline and Edinburgh between 1988 and 2006.

The announcement is on The Herald website