So far Scotland's Criminal Database on scottishindexes.com has included High Court records, prison records and some Sheriff Court records. We have now added a new category - Crown Counsel Procedure Books.
Why are Crown Counsel Procedure Books so important?
All cases reported to the Crown Counsel are recorded in the Crown Counsel Procedure Books. As is the case today, some went on to the High Court, some to the Sheriff Court or another lower court, and some were dropped. This means that the Crown Counsel Procedure Books act as an index to other records.
This new record set effectively indexes Scottish Sheriff Court jury trials for the corresponding years. As time goes on we hope to link up the corresponding records to make the database even better!
As always our indexes are free to search and we give the full reference, enabling you to follow up for free in the National Records of Scotland. Check our coverage pages for the most up-to-date information on what you can search on our website, it will be updated as we add more records.