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Police To Get Tough On Wildlife Crime In Scotland

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A new campaign aimed at addressing the problem of wildlife crime in Scotland has been launched by Police Scotland.

Wildlife Crime, which is defined as 'any act that is made illegal in Scotland under legislation with regard to certain birds, animals and plants including their habitats, both on land and at sea', includes badgers persecution, badger persecution, poisoning birds of prey, poaching and trading certain endangered species.

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New Moving to Glasgow Property Guide

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Our new guide on buying property in Glasgow's West End has been published on our site. 

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GLP Senior Solicitor Jacqueline Harkins promoted to Associate

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The Directors of The Glasgow Law Practice are pleased to advise that senior solicitor Jacqueline Harkins has been promoted to an  Associate of the firm. Jacqueline has been a valuable member of the firm since 2005 and specialises in Family Law matters and Adults with Incapacity including Guardianship and deeds of Power of Attorney. Jacqueline is based at our Muirhead and Saltmarket offices. For full information about Jacqueline view her profile here.

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Under-Reported Crime Costing Scotland £2 Million

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New figures have shown that wildlife crime in Scotland is under-reported and costing taxpayers around £2 million a year.

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Number of High-End Residential Property Sales in Scotland on the Rise

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Comparing the last three months of 2014 to the same period in 2013, the number of sales of residential properties costing £1 million or more in Scotland, rose by 9 per cent.

The findings by London-based estate agents Knight Frank show that in the last quarter of 2014, sales that exceeded £1 million, took place in eleven different Scottish local authorities including Edinburgh, East Dunbartonshire, Fife and Aberdeen City.

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Scottish Rents Behind UK Average

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Property renting prices in Scotland have risen significantly less than in the rest of the Uk according to a poll from Your Move.

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One Year Old Amongst 356 Children Stopped-and-Searched

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A one-year-old was one of the 356 minors stopped and searched across Scotland according to a Freedom of Information Act.

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Are More Consistent Sentences on the Way for Scotland's Criminals?

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From October 2015, a new body, namely the Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC) will be address criminal sentencing across Scotland.

In particular, the remit of the SSC, which is due to meet for the first time in November 2015, includes promoting consistency and transparency in Scottish sentencing in the criminal courts, developing and improving sentencing policy, obtaining a better understanding of sentencing practices throughout Scotland, and perhaps most importantly, producing sentencing guidelines for the nation's judiciary.

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Scottish House Prices Rise by 3.4%

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Scottish properties have continued to rise at a similar rate to the growth seen at the end of 2014, with property sales also rising since the beginning of the year.

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New Clydeside Police Squad as City Centre Rates Fall

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Police Scotland have announced that a new Clydeside unit has been created to protect Glaswegians on the eight miles of river in the city.

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