Dear Editor, The article Man Sentenced for Salmon Poaching brought a memory back from the distant past. In the 1980s I found myself working in Selkirk and appearing in the sheriff court there every week.
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A 31-year-old man has been sentenced after admitting a salmon poaching offence in Moray. Joel Julienne, from Glasgow, was sentenced at Elgin Sheriff Court on Thursday 26 January having previously pled guilty to fishing for salmon on the River Spey.