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Sheriff Appeal Court Judgments - Criminal

Judgments prior to 22 August 2017 can be found here

50 Most Recent Sheriff Appeal Court - Criminal Judgments

The 50 most recent opinions are ordered by the date that they were published.

Most court decisions are given verbally by judges in court. Written decisions will usually be provided following a case when it involves:

  • a matter of principle
  • a particular point of general public importance
  • a case where substantial evidence was heard.

When decisions are given in writing, they are published on the website, unless judges rule that there are exceptional circumstances in the interest of justice for a particular case not to be published.



Case Title Date of Determination Date Published Judge
CHARLES HENDERSON AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, ABERDEEN 12 February 2019 24 October 2019
  • Sheriff A M Cubie
  • Sheriff M G O'Grady QC
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY IAN FOSTER AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, EDINBURGH 22 October 2019 22 October 2019
  • Sheriff A M Cubie
  • Sheriff Principal D L Murray
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
STATED CASE BY STANLEY MURISON AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, ABERDEEN 22 October 2019 22 October 2019
  • Sheriff Principal D L Murray
  • Sheriff M G O'Grady QC
  • Sheriff A L MacFadyen
SUMMARY APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY LAUREN BURKE AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, STIRLING 14 August 2019 09 October 2019
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen
  • Sheriff A Cubie
SUMMARY APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY THOMAS LITTLE AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, PAISLEY 14 August 2019 09 October 2019
  • Sheriff A Cubie
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
STATED CASE BY CG AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, DUNDEE 02 October 2019 02 October 2019
  • Sheriff N McFadyen
  • Sheriff A G McCulloch
  • Sheriff Principal D L Murray
BILL OF SUSPENSION BY KELLY FERGUSON AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, GLASGOW 24 September 2019 02 October 2019
  • Sheriff Holligan
  • Sheriff Braid
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL BY JONATHAN KELLY AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, HAMILTON 25 September 2019 25 September 2019
  • Sheriff N McFadyen
  • Sheriff A G McCulloch
  • Sheriff Principal D L Murray
APPEAL BY BILL OF SUSPENSION BY STEPHEN ROBERTS AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, KILMARNOCK 10 September 2019 24 September 2019
  • Sheriff N McFadyen
  • Sheriff A G McCulloch
  • Sheriff Principal D L Murray
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JOHN JOSEPH McLELLAN AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, GLASGOW 03 September 2019 03 September 2019
  • Sheriff N McFadyen
  • Sheriff P J Braid
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL BY STATED CASE MARK McLAUGHLIN AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, PERTH 14 August 2019 14 August 2019
  • Sheriff N McFadyen
  • Sheriff P J Braid
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
CROWN BILL OF ADVOCATION AT THE INSTANCE OF PROCURATOR FISCAL DUNDEE AGAINST PHP 08 August 2019 08 August 2019
  • Sheriff N McFadyen
  • Sheriff P J Braid
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY CAMERON MACK  AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, EDINBURGH 03 July 2019 12 July 2019
  • Sheriff P J Braid
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
CROWN APPEAL BY STATED CASE BY PROCURATOR FISCAL, GLASGOW AGAINST DAVID CALLAGHAN 04 June 2019 13 June 2019
  • Sheriff S Murphy QC
  • Sheriff A L MacFadyen
  • Sheriff Principal D C W Pyle

APPEALS (FIRST) JOHN SCRYMGEOUR-WEDDERBURN AGAINST PF KIRKCALDY and (SECOND) PF ABERDEEN AGAINST KEVIN COULSON

31 May 2019 31 May 2019
  • Sheriff N A Ross
  • Sheriff N Stewart
  • Sheriff Principal M W Lewis
CROWN APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY PROCURATOR FISCAL, DUMFRIES AGAINST ELEANOR McTAGGART   23 April 2019 14 May 2019
  • Sheriff S Murphy QC
  • Sheriff Principal I R Abercrombie QC
  • Sheriff Principal M.M. Stephen
CROWN APPEAL BY STATED CASE FOR PROCURATOR FISCAL, PAISLEY AGAINST DAVID McLEAN 26 March 2019 26 March 2019
  • Sheriff A.G. McCulloch
  • Sheriff P J Braid
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY WILLIAM BUCHAN AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, PERTH 19 December 2018 29 January 2019
  • Sheriff P J Braid
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY THOMAS FLANNIGAN AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, GLASGOW 04 July 2018 06 November 2018
  • Sheriff M G O'Grady QC
  • Sheriff Principal D L Murray
SUMMARY APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JAMES SHANKS AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, GLASGOW 10 October 2018 06 November 2018
  • Sheriff S.F. Murphy
  • Sheriff Principal D L Murray
STATED CASE AGAINST CONVICTION BY RICKY TAYLOR AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, ABERDEEN 11 September 2018 10 October 2018
  • Sheriff S Murphy QC
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
  • Sheriff Principal I R Abercrombie QC
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY WAY OF STATED CASE BY CRAIG MELVILLE AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, DUNDEE 11 September 2018 11 September 2018
  • Sheriff N McFadyen
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
  • Sheriff Principal M W Lewis
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY KT AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, FALKIRK 11 September 2018 11 September 2018
  • Sheriff S Murphy QC
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
BILL OF ADVOCATION BY MARK KANE AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, HAMILTON 14 August 2018 29 August 2018
  • Sheriff S Murphy QC
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY WAY OF STATED CASE BY DOUGLAS MCCONACHIE AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, ABERDEEN 14 August 2018 14 August 2018
  • Sheriff W H Holligan
  • Sheriff S Murphy
  • Sheriff Principal I R Abercrombie QC
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY DAVID ORR AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, PAISLEY 14 August 2018 14 August 2018
  • Sheriff Principal M W Lewis
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
  • Sheriff P J Braid
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY ALAN LOVE AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL 20 June 2018 09 August 2018
  • Sheriff Principal M W Lewis
APPEAL BY STATED CASE BY THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, PERTH AGAINST DAVID SCOTT MARTIN 03 July 2018 16 July 2018
  • Sheriff M G O'Grady QC
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL BY BILL OF SUSPENSION BY JAMES MULLEN AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, INVERNESS 06 June 2018 11 June 2018
  • Sheriff N A Ross
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY WILLIAM KENNETH FRASER RUSSELL AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, FALKIRK 26 February 2018 23 March 2018
  • Sheriff P J Braid
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
PETER COLTMAN AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL DUNOON 27 February 2018 19 March 2018
  • Sheriff P J Braid
  • Sheriff D C W Pyle
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY LAURA ADAMSON AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, KILMARNOCK 16 March 2018 16 March 2018
  • Sheriff N A Ross
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY DESIRE FELDWICK AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, EDINBURGH 16 March 2018 16 March 2018
  • Sheriff N A Ross
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JOHN FARRELL AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, GLASGOW 13 February 2018 13 February 2018
  • Sheriff N McFadyen
  • Sheriff A Cubie
  • Sheriff A L MacFadyen
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY FD AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, LANARK 09 January 2018 19 January 2018
  • Sheriff P.J. Braid
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY PETER DONNELLY AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, GLASGOW 17 January 2018 17 January 2018
  • Sheriff N McFadyen
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY  NEIL COOPER AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, ABERDEEN 12 December 2017 18 December 2017
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY GEORGE MCKENZIE AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, ABERDEEN 08 November 2017 15 December 2017
  • Sheriff P.J. Braid
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL BY STATED CASE BY JOHN MONEAGLE AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, ELGIN 24 October 2017 07 December 2017
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
  • Sheriff Principal C D Turnbull
  • Sheriff Michael G. O'Grady
APPEAL BY STATED CASE BY SCOTT SMITH AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, GLASGOW 26 September 2017 01 December 2017
  • Sheriff Kenneth Maciver QC
  • Sheriff N.A. Ross
  • Sheriff Principal Derek C.W. Pyle
APPEAL BY STATED CASE LESLEY McALLISTER AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, ABERDEEN 29 August 2017 27 September 2017
  • Sheriff Peter J. Braid
  • Sheriff Principal DI Murray
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
STATED CASE BY FRASER MITCHELL AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, KIRKCALDY 05 September 2017 05 September 2017
  • Sheriff S.F. Murphy
  • Sheriff Michael G. O'Grady
  • Sheriff Principal I R Abercrombie QC
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY SHAUN DIVERS AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, AIRDRIE      16 August 2017 30 August 2017
  • Sheriff A.M. Cubie
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY NATHAN TARBET AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, LIVINGSTON 16 August 2017 30 August 2017
  • Sheriff A.M. Cubie
  • Sheriff Principal M M Stephen QC