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The owner and landlord of a holiday cottage where a teenager died have been fined after failing to maintain the gas heaters. No annual checks were carried out on the cabinet heaters in Glenmark Cottage, which were also placed in small rooms without enough ventilation.

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A Wick man has been fined for health and safety failings which left a worker with severe injuries. William Swanson, who traded as LTS Construction, pled guilty to a breach of working at height regulations at Wick Sheriff Court on 4 October 2021. He was fined £2,000

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A Berwickshire based company has been fined £300,000 after an employee was crushed by a concrete panel. BSW Sawmills Limited pled guilty to health and safety breaches committed between 1 June 2017 and 6 October 2017 at Dumfries Sheriff Court on 28 September 2021.

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A company has been fined £20,000 after a mechanical engineer got his finger trapped in a printing machine. The 57-year-old man had been carrying out maintenance on a printing machine at United Closures and Plastics Limited, now known as Guala Closures UCP Limited, in Bridge of Allan on 14 Octo

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A former employee of the Crown Office has launched legal action against the prosecution body after claiming she was sacked for raising sexual harassment allegations against a colleague. Kirsten Fordham said she was victimised by COPFS in October 2019 and is now pursuing a case in the Employment Trib

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The Lord Advocate has vowed to give renewed focus to efforts by Scotland’s prosecutors to tackle domestic abuse and stalking as the justice system recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Dorothy Bain QC made the commitment as new figures show the number of charges reported to the Crown Offi

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The total number of charges reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) containing at least one element of hate crime rose to 5,525 in 2020-21, four per cent more than 2019-20, new figures show. A report entitled Hate Crime in Scotland 2020-21 published today brings together f

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Scottish Water has been fined £6,700 at Dundee Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to an incident of water pollution in Fife in 2018. Approximately 400 litres of a chemical coagulant were discharged into the River Eden in October 2018 resulting in the death of at least 500 trout and salmo

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A man who shot and killed another man on his doorstep has been jailed. Sean Orman has been jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of Bradley Welsh and attempted murder of David McMillan at the High Court in Edinburgh.

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Two men have been jailed after they were caught transporting guns. Mark Kirkby and Ku Wing Kwok plead guilty to possessing illegal firearms and ammunition without a license when they appeared at the High Court in Glasgow on 1 March 2021.

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Scotland's lowest-paid prosecutors could receive an £8,000 increase to their salary next year as part of a £5.6 million pay offer aimed at averting a strike in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). The three-year pay offer follows a ballot for industrial action launched

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